What are the right foods and drinks to prepare for someone you care for and how should you provide them? This can be challenging especially when they have specialist needs.
We have worked with health professionals at Nutricia to produce resources to help. These free online nutrition guides have been produced with support from Nutricia, who develop nutritional health products to help people live longer healthier lives.
Eating well and good nutrition
We all know that what you eat and drinks plays a huge role in your health and wellbeing. But knowing exactly what to prepare for someone you care for can be confusing, especially if they have complex medical needs. For example, they may have lost their sense of taste or have difficulty swallowing or digesting certain foods.
Carers UK has teamed up with nutrition company, Nutricia to support you with these challenges. These resources, offering dietary tips and insights, cover a wide range of conditions.
Downloadable guides to help
Sometimes, the condition someone has will determine what type of nutrition is best for them. Using the links below, you can download free copies of Carers UK and Nutricia information leaflets on managing caring and nutrition:
- Eating well with dementia
- The importance of eating well for carers
- The role of good nutrition when caring for someone
- Eating well with cancer
- Eating well and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Eating well and stroke
- Speaking to your GP
- Understanding the nutrition gap
View this video for a nutrition professional's guidance
Becky from Nutricia focuses on nutrition and caring – examining how to stay healthy as a carer. She also offers guidance on nutrition during illness. Watch the video.
Spotlight on nutrition report
Our recent report 'Spotlight on nutrition' highlights:
- up to 8 out of 10 unpaid carers worry about some aspect of diet and nutrition for the person they provide support to
- unpaid carers of people who are underweight worry most
- Carers UK and Danone UK & Ireland are working together to raise awareness of under-nutrition and help unpaid carers get access to the right information and support so they can provide good care for their loved ones.
Information guides for you to download