This week is Nutrition and Hydration Week where teams of volunteers within health and social care settings work to promote the key building blocks of patient health.
The aims of the week are to promote continued knowledge and support in areas surrounding nutrition and hydration as well as sharing practices.
Taken from the Nutrition and Hydration Week Handbook which you can find here, please see below for further details about the aims of this week:
“With around 3 million people at risk of malnutrition in the UK and over 25 million in the G8 countries we need to engage opportunities to raise the awareness of the risks and promote the good practices that can help prevent malnutrition and dehydration. Preventing malnutrition and dehydration improves health and well-being and helps to reduce the burden on the health and social care services in treating and supporting those suffering from under nutrition and dehydration.
Nutrition and Hydration Week is a social movement that reaches out to health and social care professionals in clinical, nursing, catering and care situations utilising their expertise to bring you a great campaign you can get on board with in your organisation.”
In order to promote Nutrition and Hydration across all workplaces, we have certain elements in place within our own offices. We have weekly fruit deliveries which are placed in our communal office areas for everyone to snack on, as well as plenty of drinks options throughout the building.
In order to encourage you to stay hydrated in the workplace, we are giving away 3 of our Nexon branded insulated water bottles. To find our more and for your chance to win, visit our LinkedIn post here