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Nutrition & Special Diets for Older Persons
June 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
A: GENERAL NUTRITION PRINCIPLES
This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions. We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices.
B: MENU PLANNING
Practical points to plan and put together a cycle menu for long term care facilities.
C: SOFT, PUREE AND LIQUID DIETS
We look at the indications for soft, puree and liquid diets, the foods that can be given and how to present these diets in an appetising and dignified way.
D: NUTRITION FOR OLDER PERSONS
This very important session covers the bodily changes and other general problems older persons might experience that could negatively impact their nutritional status. We discuss dietary recommendations to manage these changes.
E: DIABETIC, CARDIAC AND LIGHT
GERATEC’s registered dietitians will give an overview on special diets in long term care facilities. We will look at the theory behind these diets as well as the practical implications for your catering / care unit or caring for your loved one. The diets we will discuss include diabetic, cardiac and light.