Just 2 weeks to go!!!

We are now just 2 weeks away from Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 and, as ever, I am totally amazed by the amount of support we have for the week. It is really inspiring to know that so many people will be taking part in an event that aims to make to difference to the people we provide care for.

Over the last week it has been really interesting to see how different organisations are now looking to use Nutrition and Hydration Week to improve they health and well-being for their staff – this is a real shift from our original aims but one which we are delighted to support. We all need to make sure that we eat the right things and drink enough….

We have been busy trying to make sure that we capture all of the brilliant plans for the week so that we can share them on our website https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/events/ and in future editions  of our newsletter.

We have also been collating some lovely resources that have developed by different organisations https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/campaign-resources/ – there is a lovely World Tea Party invitation that has been designed by colleagues at St Peter’s.

You may have noticed that we have some special offers available for Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 – these offers will be finishing very soon so you might want to check out https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/campaign-resources/ were you will find further information.

There are a couple of events that I am particularly looking forward to sharing with you.

The first will be happening on Monday 7 March 2016 when I will be with some amazing chefs who have nearly completed the first ever NVQ Professional Cookery Healthcare course. We will spending the afternoon preparing a celebratory buffet for some invited guests. I am planning on testing out some of my newly learnt food photography skills so hope you will the results on twitter @NHWeek. We will also be filming the event and will be aiming to get the photo published on the website during Nutrition and Hydration Week.

The second event that I am looking forward to is the Mouth Care Matters WebEx session on the 17 March 2016 at 09.00. The session will talk about the importance of good oral hygiene and the impact on improving nutrition and hydration. It’s a free event and I would love lots of people to join. You can register now at https://fs2.formsite.com/patientsafetyfirst/form199/index.html

I know that Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 is going to amazing and I am really looking forward to hearing about everyone’s plans and, of course, seeing all the photo’s.

Don’t forget to share your week with us on twitter @NHWeek #NHW2016

Well that’s all for now but I hope your plans go well.

Caroline Lecko


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