Events for Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016

We are still hearing about events that occurred during Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 so we will continue to share them so that we can inspire others to get involved for 2017.

  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
  • John Heron from the West of Scotland branch  promoted the event in the atrium of the hospital during the week with some help from Abercrombe vending, PJ’s Sandwiches and 3663.


  • Riverside Nursing Home Sherborne Dorset
  • This was our plan for the week:-
  • Mini muffin Monday – muffins served hot chocolate
  • Tasty Tuesday- serving canapes all day with fruit juice
  • Friendsday Wednesday – serving cream teas and tea
  • Thursday theme day – Beetle drive in the evening followed by fish and chips, fizzy pop and choc ice
  • Fruity Friday – serving small portions of exotic and tropical fruit and flavoured water.


  • St Richard’s Hospital
  • I am a student dietitian at St Richard’s Hospital, and the community dietitians and I have really enjoyed supporting Nutrition and Hydration week. The St Richard’s dietitians decided to focus more on hydration and on Tuesday, I presented a stand at the front entrance of the hospital and gave out free water bottles which were donated by Sainsbury’s. I gave out copies of the BDA ‘Fluid’ fact sheet and I also designed my own poster to put up around the wards.

    The stand enabled me to speak to a variety of people, including patients, hospital visitors and staff and everyone seemed really keen to learn more about the importance of hydration! I really enjoyed the day and was really pleased to be spreading awareness and encouraging hydration for all.

  • Bow Valley College
  • Bow Valley College was very pleased to participate in this year’s Nutrition and Hydration Week. Although we are not a care facility, we are a large community college offering many career programs including the Nutrition Manager Certificate (a totally online program culminating in an 8 week practicum). We ran events all week long for this event which engaged the entire college community.

    Monday: Big Breakfast day – a breakfast special in the cafeteria sponsored by Sodexo

    Tuesday: Global Tea Party – 2 for 1 tea in the cafeteria sponsored by Sodexo

    –          Nutrition and the Canada Food Guide Brown Bag Lunch presentation

    Thursday: Thirsty Thursday – 2 for 1 water in cafeteria sponsored by Sodexo

    –          Lemonade Stand from 0930 – 1100 supported by the YWCA Child Care Centre

    Friday: fruit menu highlight in cafeteria sponsored by Sodexo

    All week a table was set up outside the cafeteria with information on healthy eating and hydration including the Canada Food Guide in several different languages. Pamphlets and brochures were replenished daily due to the great uptake of these.

    The Bow Valley College Student’s Association (BVCSA) promoted the event offering cookbooks for door prizes and a bowl of fresh fruit at their office counter daily.

  • Heart of England NHS Birmingham
  • We held a tea dance on to promote Nutrition & Hydration Week as well as Dementia on 17th March 2016 for some of our elderly patients.
  • We had managed to find a couple of ballroom dancers from Planet Dance School in Solihull (Roy Bushby and Sheila Tuby) , the organist who volunteers within our hospital also came along (Eddie Dimshaw & his wife Gill) they all gave their time freely.
  • We invited patients from the Wards, outpatients, and some residents from a local nursing home some of which have dementia, we had about 40 patients/carers come along.  We had decorated the area with bunting, used china cups and saucers, cake stands for the sandwiches and cakes. We made up memory books for the tables which consisted of photos from the 20s,30s,40s,50s,60s,70s of Birmingham City Centre these were extremely popular and created lots of conversation.  All tables had names e.g. The Marilyn Monroe Table, The Rock Hudson Table, The Bette Davis Table etc. 
  • We took some great photos 


  • Oakland’s Village Dementia unit 
  • At Oakland’s Village Dementia unit we have celebrated Nutrition and hydration week with a different theme every day we Kicked the week off with Smoothie and Milkshake Monday, clients staff and visitors could sample Brain Boosting Smoothies made with ingredients to help brain function.Tasty Tuesday, clients, staff and visitors could sample different foods from around the worlds such as vegetable spring rolls and vegetable samosa too name just two.Wednesday we joined in with the Global Tea Party, we enjoyed the afternoon with a Vintage Theme tea party, we had around 48 people from residential and day centre clients and visitors attend the tea party, Those in attendance enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee and a wide variety of cakes and scones, a Total of 57 cups of tea/coffee were served in total.Thirsty Thursday, Clients, staff and visitors had a wide variety of squashes and juices to sample along with information about the importance of staying hydrated,Fruity Friday, Clients, staff and visitors could sample different fruits along with information about vitamins and staying healthy.


  • Riverside Nursing Home
  • We are a Nursing Home in Sherborne Dorset with 39 beds. We have enjoyed a foody week with our residents  which finished with Fruity Friday.
  • St Cuthbert’s Hospice
  • To mark Nutrition and Hydration Week we held a tea party. Our coffee shop volunteers dressed up and our charity shops provided vintage china. We had tea tasting (with more than ten blends to try), a healthy eating game which we won in the prize draw, homemade fruit and cheese scones, fresh fruit, mocktails and nutritional advice.


  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Just to let you know our plans for this week from sunny Sherwood forest:
    • Nutrition link nurses have made their pledges to improve nutrition / hydration in their areas. At the end of the week the best pledge will be drawn. There is a prize of a hamper for the winner. Kindly donated by Nutricia.
    • Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th. There will be stands promoting good nutrition and hydration in the main reception of Kings Mill Hospital
    • Wednesday 16th – participation in the Guinness world record attempt for the largest multi-site afternoon tea party
    • Thursday 17th – Afternoon teas to be served to all patients on all wards
    • Friday 18th – Senior nursing staff and managers to participate in a meal service as part of their ‘back to the floor Friday’


  • Assessment and rehab centre, Clifton Ave, Blackpool 
  • The OT’s,  Physio’s,  Nurse’s and Rehab support workers at the assessment and rehab centre, Clifton Ave, Blackpool are supporting Nutrition and Hydration week by holding  afternoon tea party,  Thirsty Thursday and fishy Friday. We have also constructed information boards in the main reception area.


  • Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • As part of Nutrition and Hydration week 2016, we will be offering all our patients, on both  the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospital sites, a selection of yummy cakes. e.g  ring donuts, jam donuts, chocolate éclairs, baked custards , plus suitable options for gluten free and dysphagia patients ,with their afternoon drink this Wednesday 16th to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Weeks Global tea party theme and our catering  staff  will be wearing  the Nutrition and Hydration week sashes to serve tea that afternoon to highlight the importance of good nutrition and hydration . As you know  we always offer our patients each afternoon a selection of snacks like biscuits , sponge cake, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit or custard pots each afternoon anyway, but we  thought we’d offer some extra special cakes  on that day as a change . In addition ,we will also be inviting ,some of our nursing staff , to help where possible, serve tea that afternoon and of course we will take some pictures from around our wards and send them to you as a record of the occasion.


  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 
  • We anticipate serving tea to approximately 900 patients/families during visiting time to promote health/hydration and family centred care.
  • Staff from all disciplines are working alongside ward based colleagues, and members of the catering team to serve tea.


  • Gillibrand Hall Nursing Care Home
  • At Gillibrand all week we are holding a five a day challenge to increase the fruit and vegetables intake.  Dan the chef is offering smoothies and offering fresh fruit juice and fruit for breakfast as well as putting fruit in scones, and puddings.  .
  • On Monday the dietican was invited in to raise awareness of 100kcal booster suggestions.  This was attended by our fluid and nutrition champions, the chef, nurses and care assistants.
  • On Tuesday the senior management are coming for lunch.  They will join in the residents dining experience and talk to our residents about the food offered and use the feedback to change menu’s.
  • On Wedneday there will be a ‘bake off’ staff are making cakes and residents will judge the best.  The cakes then will be served as part of the afternoon tea using vintage china.
  • On Friday to round off the week we are having a ‘Mocktail party’ with mocktails being tested to increase fluid intake.
  • Looking forward to this exciting week to support nutrition and hydration week


  • St. Mary’s  Hospital, Phoenix Park,  Dublin 
  • Monday – Sunday – Information Stands in the Staff Restaurant & Teach Iosa (Resident Area)
  • Tuesday – Teas  on Tuesday – We are offering  the residents the opportunity to experience new flavours of tea by making herbal and fruit teas available on our afternoon tea round.
  • Wednesday – Worldwide Afternoon Tea- We are participating in the Worldwide Afternoon Tea with Tea/Coffee and Scones served with cream  and jam, Music, a Nutrition Quiz, Raffle& Spot Prizes
  • Thursday – We will be celebrating St. Patricks Day with a Traditional Irish Menu  – At Lunchtime we will be serving Beef  & Guinness Casserole with Carrots & Creamed Potatoes.  Dessert will be reflective of the colours in our Irish Flag with Kiwi Fruit, Mandarin Orange and Fresh Cream Meringue and  for Evening Teas we will be serving a Traditional Dublin Coddle.


  • Channel view Residential Home
  • We are a small residential home and our residents are mostly independent , we have discussed ways to promote more fluids into our daily life .
  • Our residents said they would like to have a milky drink in the evening between 8-9pm . We are going to start  on Monday and see how the residents feel about it , who knows it could turn in to a regular evening drink .


  • Ipswich Hospital 
  • This is what Ipswich Hospital is doing for the week:
  • Dietitians stand in our front entrance prompting the week with info
  • Audits will be done on wards , staff and visitors be offered a tasting of food (what patient eats)
  • On the Wednesday 400 odd Fruit scones freshly made are being sent out to all patients for afternoon tea.
  • There will be stand  the hospital show our arrange of menus and what else we offer .


  • University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • At UHCW we are participating in N&H week, with an exciting Programme for the week.
  • Monday- Mouth care Matters, further communications to follow on why oral care is so important for our patient’s nutrition and hydration.
  • Tuesday- Taste it Tuesday, Gluten free food tasting event held by ISS on ward 33 at 12:30 with members of the Coeliac UK group attending. SLT supporting thickener tasting across ward 40, 41, 42, 43 to encourage staff to take on a positive attitude towards thickened drinks so they can relate to the patients who have to have these
  • Wednesday- Visitor’s food tasting day – Promoting the delicious and nutritional food and drink service provided by ISS to our patients .People from Anglia Crown, Bidvest and Swithen banks our main suppliers who allow us to provide the high quality service will be on hand to promote the food provided and answer any questions with regards to the service they provide.“World Tea Party”- ISS will be joining in the annual world tea party on ward 20 that day but providing a selection of different cakes and biscuits for the patients to enjoy.
  • Thursday– Look out for the SLT’s at lunchtime providing thickener tasting to members of the MDT.  ISS promoting Thirsty Thursday in Paediatrics, with different types of drinks and fruit along with children grab bags placed on the drinks trolley all day to promote hydration to the children within the wards
  • Friday- Fluid Focus Friday, look out for a Practice Facilitator and Dietetic Student raising the awareness on the importance of hydration for our patients.Fruity Friday Day – Leaflets containing information how a patient can have fruit from items off the menu available and the importance of it in the diet, placed on every food tray at lunch time


  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  • Please see the Trust plans for the week. As you see this is a collaborative between clinically based and support service teams. We have consultant involvement in the cafes running on the Wednesday, governors and patient representatives featuring at our various events. We hope to have stories and photos to share after the events have taken place.


  • Portuguese Dietetics Association (APD)
  • I’m sending both Press Releases that we sent to Portuguese media about our “More Water, Less Salt” Week (which will be held during Nutrition & Hydration Week”, as we did last year) and about Global Afternoon Tea Party, specially about what will be held in Portugal.I’m extremely happy to tell you that we will be able to organise 16 Tea Parties all over the country! If everything is going to happen has planned, it is possible for us to reach more than 1000 people, only in Portugal.We are also asking everybody to send photos from the Tea Parties, in order to share them with you later.


  • 2gether Trust  
  • Honeybourne Recovery unit supports working age adults whom experience Psychosis.We are keen  to take part in this event. Our aim is to bake some healthy snacks and during a tea party play some games based on the importance of nutrition and hydration.


  • Wye Valley NHS Trust
  • We are celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week with afternoon tea on Wednesday March 16.  Patients and staff members are invited to this event at Hereford County Hospital to help raise awareness of the importance of good health and nutrition.   Our catering colleagues (Sodexo) are supporting us with this event and also providing afternoon tea for patients in our community hospitals.   Our dietetics team will also be out on the wards visiting staff members to raise awareness of the everyday work we do to promote good nutrition and hydration of patients.


  • Grey County – Canada
  • March 16th – Global Tea Party Celebration around the World!
  • The Activation Department and the Food Service Department is participating in Nutrition and Hydration Week’s Global Tea Party. This year Lee Manor has registered with the Guinness Book of World Records to join CSNM and their UK partners in hosting the largest Tea Party.Our mission is to create a global movement that will reinforce and focus energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.Lee Manor has planned to have Volunteers from Grey Roots come dressed in Period Clothing as well as Wendy Thomlinson from the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre who will be doing a presentation on Crumpets and Crinolines: The History of the Afternoon Tea. The party starts at 10am where we will be serving English Tea along with Scones and Strawberry Jam.


  • Hungarian Dietetic Association
  • I am pleased to announce we are nearly ready for our second Nutrition and Hydration Week. Our very first World Tea Party was a great success at a care home with 550 residents last year, so we would like to organise a memorable second World Tea Party as well. We have prepared the following for our World Tea Party event:Our World Tea Party will be at the Department of the Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences of the Semmelweis University, Faculty of Health Sciences (Address: 17 Vas street Budapest 1088 Hungary) on 16th March between 11:30 and 13:00.
  • This Tea Party will be open for 60 final year BSc students and 20 MSc students of the Department of the Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences.Details:
    • Welcome speech by Mrs Jolán Kubanyi – President, Hungarian Dietetic Association
    • Presentation about “Importance of hydration” by Ms Zsuzsanna Szűcs – Chair of the Science Committee, Hungarian Dietetic Association
    • We will provide different kinds of tea (black-, green- and fruit tea) by the courtesy of Unilever Food Solutions and bottled drinks (still- and sparkling mineral water, juice and ice tea) by the courtesy of Coca-Cola Hungary.

    There will be a little message with every single bottle- an  attached hydration recommended intake note (by age and gender) based on EFSA advice for water intake.

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    Photographs of the event are to be taken.

    Further on Nutrition and Hydration Week:

    • Between 14th and 18th of March on our Facebook page we will deal with the importance of hydration and preventing malnutrition.
    • The Nutritional Academy’s Newsletter in March will be linked to preventing dehydration. (The thematic monthly newsletter will be sent to the dieticians and to different sorts of media as well. The Nutritional Academy’s Newsletter aims to provide journalists authentic information about the healthy eating, lifestyles and recent scientific research results.)

    We are really proud to be part of Nutrition and Hydration Week. Thank you for all your support!


  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent NHS Partnership Trust
  • Here is an update on What we are doing:

    Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent NHS Partnership Trust are supporting and promoting Nutrition and Hydration Week through a variety of mobile stands across our community hospitals promoting good hydration and nutrition for the people we care for, visitors and our staff, CPD tweets via @SSOTPDietetics, Test Your Nutrition Knowledge Quiz with prizes kindly donated by Abbott Nutrition, Training on MUST, feeding aides and a trust wide launch of our updated Nutrition Policy. We will also be proudly supporting International Tea Party Day again with tea parties on the Thursday on two of our wards.   


  • Nottingham University Hospital Trust
  • This is a brief overview of our plans for nutrition and hydration week at Nottingham university hospital trust (NUH) for both the city campus and queens medical centre, all of which we will tweet during the week too.

    We have a different focus each day that our comms team are supporting us with:

    Monday : Mealtimes matters

    Tuesday: Think drink

    Wednesday: Afternoon tea party

    Thursday: MUST audit

    Friday: Patient dining companions.

    The NUH charity has supported us with funding the scones, Laura and I are helping the catering team with the repacking and delivery of the scones to the wards.

    Dietitians and nursing teams are completing a MUST audit during the week.

    Patient dining companions is a new initiative for us which we are launching during the week, the dining companions will do a similar role to our mealtime volunteers, the only difference being is that the dining companions are members of staff at NUH. During N&H week we have 87 staff who have volunteered, they are all giving around an hour of their time to help patients on a ward at a meal time. The chief executive, Peter Homa is one of these volunteers and will be helping out during a breakfast service during the week.

    Across all wards various things are happening that wards have organised it themselves, which we will endeavour to take pictures and share during the week.

  • Aughnacloy House
  • We in Aughnacloy House will be hosting an afternoon tea and dance party with live music on the 16th March 2016 at 2.30pm.

    We are planning to serve different blends of tea and coffee with scones and cream, tray bakes, WW 2 carrot cookies made by the residents and fresh homemade pancakes.

    We will be involving our 70 residents along with their families and friends.

    Thank you for the invitation to take part in the Global tea party.


  • North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust 
  • We actively take part in this event within our organisation on an annual basis.

  • This year we will be celebrating the event by:

    ·         At Harplands Hospital we will holding a tea dance on WD 7 on 15th March.

    ·         At Florence House we will be holding a tea party on Tuesday 15th March.

    ·         16th March – we will holding a hydration quiz for staff and visitors in the main reception of Harplands Hospital. Bottles of water and fruit will be given to everyone who participates. Our gifts  have been donated by our PFI partners Carillion.

    ·         We will promoting the 10 key characteristics for of good nutritional care;

    ·         Fruit and vegetable competition at Harplands Hospital.

    ·         Taste testing  for staff, visitors and service users of new menus dishes  which  will be included on our revised menus in April at     Harplands .


  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 
  • Here at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (East Surrey Hospital) we are actively supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016.

    We have a number of events planned throughout the week.

    Monday will see our Nutrition and Hydration Stand go up to promote the week outside the hospital restaurant  and we have put together a range of slides to be displayed around the hospital on the large TV screens to promote the week and our activities.  We have also put together screen savers to promote the week at ward level.

    During the week we are launching the use of fortified milk within the Trust and on Wednesday the Dietitians will be carrying out a snack and drinks round to all wards encouraging patients to try a range of our high energy snacks, drinks and supplements including the new fortified milk.  The paediatric ward will be have a lolly round.

    During the week the Dietitians are also auditing the wards looking at their adherence to protected mealtimes.

    The Mouthcare matters team are leading the national webex on Thursday.

  • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
  • Our focus is on hydration

    ·         Dietetics Student project – including hydration promotion board in the canteen.

    ·         Linking in with All Wales campaign – “water keeps you well”

    ·         Nestle rep providing water and basket of fruit for quiz participants during the week

    ·         Awareness/pre-audit of hydration on the wards, vs All Wales Catering Standards for Food and Fluid.

    ·         Fluid balance chart audit and focus groups at ward level

    ·         Nutrition Support Nurses are running NG policy training during the week

    ·         Catering are holding Tea Parties.


  • Broadacres Residential Home
  • I’m the General Manager of Broadacres Residential Home, my team and I have a really excited week planned for nutrition and hydration week and would live to share it with your team,

    Monday 14th March- we are going on a boat trip round the Norfolk broads with residents/relatives and staff, we will be having a traditional picnic and we have an information board and a member of staff doing a short talk on the importance of your 5 a day.

    Tuesday 15th March- we have water awareness day – how much water you should try and drink and why hydration is important, in the afternoon we have a chocolate party, just for a little naughtiness and our themed lunch menu is Chinese.

    Wednesday 16th March- we have staff awareness day- we are holding a nutrition and hydration themed game show including taste, touch, smell and knowledge, with a Italian themed menu.

    Thursday 17th March- taste quiz with residents, and celebrating St Patricks day with an Irish themed lunch.

    Friday 18th March- we have a bake sale (to go with raising money for sport relief) a British themed lunch and a full staff meeting to reflect on all that has been learned over the week.

    The nutrition and hydration information board will be in reception for all to see and will change daily with new information.

  • Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton ,Ontario  Canada
  • Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton ,Ontario  Canada will be celebrating Nutrition and Hydration Week with several events:

    Monday March 14th:  Meals on Wheels clients will receive a beverage with their meal and a copy of the Pamphlet “Drink enough at Home”.

    Tuesday March 15- Staff will be invited to an in-service presented  by Kimberly Tooey RD explaining the benefits of proper Hydration

    Wednesday March 16th Residents, family and staff are invited to our  World Cream Tea Party with scones, shortbreads, fresh strawberries and Tea of course.  Our theme is Guinness World Records

    Thursday March 17th We are hosting a St Patrick’s Bar Day with Shamrock Shakes the featured drink and some healthy green snacks

    Friday March 18th Healthy drinks and frozen juice bars will be available for all staff in Break room throughout the day

    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful event which helps make the Public aware of the importance of nutrition and hydration in a fun way.


  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust 
  • Here at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust the Dietitians and SLT’s have joined force with our catering and food providers to plan a series of events for next week.We will be having displays at the front entrances of our three sites. At our main site in Truro we will be changing the display each day to promote the theme of the day. We will also be promoting each message daily within our staff daily bulletin. We will be sharing our message with the community through local press and radio.Monday – The big breakfast ‘The Important meal of the day’ – dietitians so running display Tuesday – Taste Testing Tuesday our food production unit ‘Cornwall Food’ will be brining its roadshow for visitors to sample our delicious sustainably produced patient meals.Wednesday – Weigh all Wednesday – a display around the importance of the MUST screening tool. Dietitians will be wearing their ‘ Nutrition screening is a M.U.S.T’ t- shirts. All patients will be served a traditional Cornish Cream Tea as part of the global tea party. Hoping to join in the world record attempt.Thursday – Thirsty Thursday – our nutrition nurse will be promoting good hydration practice and our SLT’s will be running a display on thickened fluids. Cornwall food will be back with samples of our special diets.Fruity Friday – Dietitians will be running a display promoting importance of fruit and veg intake. We are also hoping to have fruit boxes for our staff rooms to promote fruit as a healthy snack.We will be taking over the trust screen savers for the week so no one can miss the message.Through out the week we will have a quiz for staff to complete with the chance to win a hamper of food. We will also have a competition for the best dressed tea trolley with a cake decorated with the nutrition  and hydration banner as the prize for the ward that does the best job.I am sure I have missed something but we will send photos during the week.


  • Suffolk Community Healthcare 
  • Suffolk Community Healthcare who are part of a consortium made up of West Suffolk hospital, Ipswich hospital and Norfolk Community health are holding Dad’s army themed tea parties across their 4 community hospitals.
    • Aldeburgh Community hospital – Sunday the 20th of March – Traditional cook
    • Bluebird Lodge Community hospital – Wednesday the 16th of March – Traditional Cook
    • Felixstowe Community hospital – Wednesday the 16th of March – Cooked chill
    • Newmarket Community hospital – Wednesday the 16th of March – Traditional cook

    This will be the first year since 2014 all four hospitals have been involved.  The tea parties are being supported by the modern matrons, clinical and facilities staff this is a true team effort!

    Patients and relative have been invited to attend the tea parties to sample where applicable homemade sandwiches, cakes, drinks, smoothies etc.

    Next year my aim is to involve the acute’s!!


  • Park Avenue Care Centre
  • We are a 51 bed Nursing care home in Bromley with our own traditionally decorated tea room.  We are delighted to register our interest in participating with  the record breaking afternoon tea, and will be inviting relatives and friends to join us.  Our tea room can comfortably seat 12 – 16 people, but we will serve afternoon tea for all our residents throughout the home.We will be taking photos of the  event, and will participate in a raffle for Marie Curie Cancer Care as well.


  • South Warwickshire  Foundation Trust 
  • At South Warwickshire  Foundation Trust we are holding lots of events and are participating in the tea party at the 4 different hospitals with in the trust, with live music, games and lots of prizes. We have help from volunteer groups, executives, governors and patient forum. We have taken advantage of free nutrition and hydration week tea shirts and have purchased the napkins from Nobisco to promote  the week.
  • I have attached our diary plan, to give you more idea of our events but will send photos when we have them!


  • Care Home Catering
  • Care Home Catering set to enjoy a taste of the Med during Nutrition and Hydration Week
  • Care Home Catering is joining the residents and staff at Bowes House in Hailsham, East Sussex on a ‘virtual cruise’ to celebrate the diversity of Mediterranean cuisines during Nutrition and Hydration Week, 14th-20th March 2016.
  • The ‘ship’ will dock in a different country each day, and head chef Marc Beckett, second chef Colin Fuller and the rest of the catering team will serve up a lunchtime feast based on that country’s most popular food.
  • First stop is France, for a classic Beef Bourguignonne with Pomme Purée and Baton Vegetables; next comes Portugal, where we will be enjoying Piri Piri Chicken with Braised Vegetable Rice; Wednesday sees us in Spain, eating Tortilla Espanola with Pisto Vegetables; on Thursday it’s Lamb Kofta Kebabs with Tzatziki and Homemade Flatbreads in Turkey; next stop is Italy, and Grilled Fish with Bacon, Bean and Broccoli Ragout; Saturday’s destination is Greece, where we will be served Baked Lamb Moussaka with Greek Salad; and Sunday sees the voyagers return to England for Traditional Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings.
  • There will also be a Captain’s Cocktail of the Day to keep hydration levels up, themed decorations in the dining rooms and a host of activities to keep residents amused ‘on board’.
  • And just in case any residents are becoming homesick for Blighty as the week progresses, a quintessentially British afternoon tea with scones, cream and jam is on the agenda for Wednesday 16th March, as the Bowes House Cruise joins in with Nutrition and Hydration Week’s Annual Worldwide Afternoon Tea Party, which this year is set to break all records.
  • There are currently more than 70 residents enjoying life at Bowes House, a Care UK home which offers residential, nursing and dementia care services. Home manager Helena Barrow comments: “Our residents love taking part in themed events, and the virtual cruise in support of Nutrition and Hydration Week is an ideal opportunity for our kitchen and activities teams to work together. We’re all looking forward to a whole week of delicious meals and lots of fun!”
  • Read all about it in the Spring issue of Care Home Catering.


  • Unilever Food Solutions
  • Just to let you know we have confirmed with our customers the following events for the Nutrition and Hydration week. 
  •  Monday – We will be serving an additional item at The Beeches in Leatherhead for Breakfast
  • Tuesday – Paul Hawkins will be serving bedtime snacks in an unconfirmed Elior site.
  • Wednesday – Paul Hawkins will be the face of the Leatherhead afternoon tea party and I will be doing something similar with Jo Wheatley (Great British Bake off Winner) in Essex
  • Thursday – Mark over in Ireland will be serving some smoothies!


  • Sussex Cancer Centre , Brighton 
  • We are having a mad hatters tea party on the 16th and a range of other activities  within the Sussex Cancer Centre, Brighton.
  • In the cancer centre on Monday  the 14th we will have mouth care Monday – displays on good mouth care   with hints and tips on how to look after your mouth on treatment and we have mouth care packs going to Howard 1 and haematology oncology  Tuesday the 15th of march will be treat day Tuesday there will be display  on  eating  little and often , suitable treats and using convenience foods while on treatment.Wednesday 16th there will be a tea party from 11 am – 3pm upstairs in the chemo waiting room and/or  downstairs in the waiting area of the Sussex cancer centre- this is themed the mad hatters tea party Thursday 17th is Thirsty Thursday  which will have displays up on how to maintain good hydration , there will be jugs of   cordials and squashes to try , leaflets and information on hydrationFriday 18th is fruity Friday there will be a display, and  a range of fresh , dried fruit  and fruit smoothies to try .All the nursing staff , healthcare assistants , volunteers , clerical staff and  oncology dietitians  have been working together on displays   and costumes  and are really looking forward to the week.


  • FISH Campaign for Motivational Hydration 
  • The FISH Campaign for Motivational Hydration promotes a refreshment scheme for active young minds. We know that proper hydration is critical for ensuring that we function to the top of our ability at all times, and we want to ensure that you reap the benefits that hydration brings with it.When young people are hydrated, they are more receptive, more productive, more creative and more motivated. Medical Studies and clinical trials confirm that children that have access to drinking water have more energy, enjoy better health and are able to absorb more information.NutritionandHydration Week 2016, The FISH Campaign for Motivational Hydration is actively working in schools, and will be exhibiting at the Education Show (NEC) ‘educating & inspiring minds’ 17th – 19th March. To further promote this campaign our website has been updated, where our new educational FISH video is launched, to educate children from a young age the need to remain hydrated, and set them up for life with a ‘healthy&hydrated’ lifestyle..  


  • Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust
  • In Bucks every week is Nutrition and Hydration week  but here is an update of what we are doing and also some feed back from what we did last year and how we have moved things on.
  • Last year we launched our finger food menu on our elderly care wards at Stoke Mandeville. This has proved such a hit that it has been rolled out to all of our sites – High Wycombe, Amersham and the community hospitals. It has been a great success and is now available to all our patients who have dementia as through out the Trust.
  • We also did a piece of work looking at how many drinks nurses managed to have in a day. We all know the devastating effect dehydration has – including headaches, lack of concentration and dizziness. What we discovered led us to do a full audit of what drinking water is available throughout the Trust and we will be ensuring that adequate staff hydration is embedded within our Food and Drink Strategy.
  • We also held an afternoon tea party on two  of the elderly care wards and across the community hospitals.This proved so successful that we are now looking to increase the range of cakes offered and give more of these tea parties
  • So what this year?
  • The week will start off well on the Monday when we will be having our normal nutrition study day for trained nurses. We run 8 of these a year and nurses are taught how to do MUST, the importance of recognizing a patient with impaired swallow and how to manage them, enteral tube care and preventing patient safety incidents and the importance of good mouthcare.
  • On Tuesday we will be teaching HCAs on their regular bi monthly Nutrition afternoons where they will be learning about the unsafe swallow, special diets and how to help a patient with dementia eat and drink.
  • It is wonderful that we have both these study days on this week and the Nutrition and Hydration logo will be in place in all the slides.
  • We are continuing with the hydration theme. We will be running a quiz about hydration that will be available to staff via our Trust internet. There will be a prize for the 5 staff members who get the most answers.
  • We are also going to be doing a “tray hit” with patients being given simple information on their lunch trays on the importance of good hydration and why we need them to drink.
  • As you are aware mouthcare is a huge problem for many Trusts and it is not given the full importance it deserves. We are in the process of re writing our mouthcare guidelines and part of the guidelines is to increase education. So  on the Wednesday of that week, myself and Katy Kerr will be doing a “trolley” dash, providing a one stop hit for wards to learn the key points of good mouthcare in 10 minutes! Afterall, the mouth is the most valuable tool in eating and drinking, so we do need to look after it!
  • As usual there will be stalls in Wycombe and Amersham foyers explaining who the nutrition team are and giving staff and public a chance to meet us and take away information about the service we provide.
  • Our wonderful community hospitals will be having the odd tea party or 2!
  • This is also the week when we will be trialing our Standard Operating Procedure for mealtimes. This is a piece of work that I have been doing with colleagues to improve the lunchtime experience for our patients. It will ensure that the right meal gets to the right patient at the right time. I will send you a copy of it when it is finalized but it does showcase the Power of Three rather well and we hope it will improve the last nine yards!
  • Finally, to promote the fact that our caterers at Stoke Mandeville recently were given a Bronze award by the Eat Out, Eat Well team from Bucks county council, we will be offering fruit to staff and visitors to celebrate Fruity Friday.  For more info on the award see here:,-eat-well/


  • Foxburrow Grange Colchester
  • We are having Hi tea on the Wednesday with fun, fruit, with other events happing through the week
  • Tuesday jelly and ice cream tea
  • What’s our favourite food on Thursday
  • Friday we are having our smell, taste and tell quiz .


  • Edgewise Community Hospital
  • We are the community dietitians at Edgewise Community Hospital. We are putting up a stand near the canteen on two days during nutrition week:14th March – 11.30 – 14.00            18th March – 11.30 – 14.00The first one (on 14.03) is going to be more Chronic Disease management (Obesity, Heart and Cholesterol) health promotion. We coming up with our own game – e.g. guess the calories or guess the sugar. We’re also going to get the chef involved with providing with couple of Lunch meals for display e.g. 1 portioned for weight loss (1/2 of the plate – vegetables, ¼ starchy carbohydrate, ¼ protein) AND 1 portioned for weight maintenance (1/3 of the plate vegetables, 1/3 starchy carbohydrate, 1/3 protein) to get people talking.The second one (18.03) is going to be more nutrition support oriented – we are going to focus the resources on the stand around the importance of managing malnutrition.


  • Lifeview Residential Care, Australia
  • I thought I would send you a copy of our designed for our tea parties to be held at 5 of our sites on the 16/3/16. We will probably be your first participant in this record challenge due to our location and time difference. We are extremely excited to be involved and look forward to sharing all our photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – please make sure you look out for these. 


  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park,  Dublin
  • In order to coincide  with International  Nutrition & Hydration Week  I wish to advise that we will be getting involved again this year in Worldwide Afternoon Tea here in St. Mary’s Hospital, Phoenix Park,  Dublin 20. We intend to hold an afternoon tea here on Wednesday 16th March. This is our 2nd  year to  get involved  and despite last year being our first year we  had a large attendance from residents ,staff & visitors  to the hospital.  We drove this initiative from the Catering Department with assistance from Speech & Language, Dietetics & Nursing. Everyone who attended enjoyed the day with lots of information and  staff on hand to  answer any questions and offer any assistance.


  • Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton ,Ontario  Canada


  • The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • I just wanted to let you know our plans for Nutrition and Hydration Week at The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

  • Monday: ‘Come dine with me’ – promoting high protein high calorie and modified consistency diets, encouraging families/visitors to help their loved one at mealtimes, recruitment drive for mealtime volunteers

  • Tuesday: ‘Supper Snack’ – promoting the importance of a 50g carbohydrate supper snack to our patients with liver disease

  • Wednesday: We will be taking part in the Worldwide afternoon tea

  • Thursday: ‘Thirsty Thursday’ – promoting the use of a new gum based thickener in the trust, promoting hydration when taking thickened fluids

  • Friday: ‘Dementia Friendly Dining’ – promoting our finger foods menu and awareness of our dementia friendly crockery currently in place in our Ellesmere Port site


  • St Peters Hospital, Chertsey
  • Monday 14th       Evening Drink and Snack Round – meeting at 19:30 in the main entrance to St Peter’s Hospital dressed in onesies or nightwear to go onto the wards to assist and promote the importance of a drink and a snack in the evening.                              
  • Tuesday 15th       Cheesy Tuesday – Lunch time main entrance. Catering will have a table in the main entrance at lunch time with a quiz and prizes.  Duncan Spring OCS to coordinate.
  • Wednesday 15th   Worldwide Afternoon Tea. – 15:00 Chaucer Ward, Ashford Hospital.We will be joining other Nutrition and Hydration parties around the world in an attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest Global Afternoon Tea.
  • Thursday 19th     Thursday – Maple Ward have been hosting a multidisciplinary approach to lunch times enabling patients to dine at the table and the catering team will be making jelly desert to promote the importance of fluid in food.


  • York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • We will have information stands at our two main sites and are hoping to offer afternoon tea across all our sites on the Wednesday.


  • Living Independently Service, South Staffs
  • Our two nutrition and hydration champions are holding support training sessions for all staff to enhance awareness.

  • We will be completing the hydration quiz, completing a workbook and showing a video on the ten characteristics of malnutrition. We will be giving flyers to our service user’s explaining the hydration and nutrition week, and asking them to take part by having one extra drink a day, and eating at least one of their favourite things this week. We will also complete the hydration quiz with service user who are willing to take part.

  • We have a box of tricks which is full of low level equipment to support service user to live independently we give demonstration and awareness sessions on this- during the week we will be focusing on aides that will support service users with nutrition and hydration intake. We already give out leaflets on nutrition and hydration on our first visit assessments that take place with service users.

  • Our Professional lead for  dietetics  is asking us to share our practice and we are meeting her on the 11th March

  • An ICT Nurse saw the nutrition & hydration poster displayed in our office and informed us of her past post which was in nutrition and is going to bring some information for us and has taken a copy of the poster away to display in their team to pass the word

  • All positive things happening which is great

  • We are all looking to forward to the week


  • Cosham Court Nursing Home
  • I am currently in the process of trying to get information and “freebies” from our food
    suppliers with the aim of making up a notice board to use for the duration of Nutrition and
    Hydration Week.
    I currently want to review and update our menus so I’m going to be using the build up to the
    week as a way of finding out “old favourites” from residents as well as the chef trialing some
    new meals to see how they are received.
    Once the board is set up (waiting for it to be delivered) I will ensure I take photos to share
    with you. We have also registered for the tea party record attempt.


  • St Michaels Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
  • We plan to arrange a number of events within our acute hospital including 1) ‘Come Dine with Me’ experience for hospital inpatients, which facilities communal dining, 2) Afternoon tea trolley and 3) nutritional drinks or ‘mocktails’ for both patients and staff to promote the importance of fluid.


  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • We plan to hold an information stand in our two main hospital sites, University Hospital of Wales Cardiff and Llandough.

  • The themes of the week include healthy eating on a budget, alcohol awareness and hydration, with a tag line “nutrition and hydration: Important for your patient, important for you!”

    The stand will be promoting our local Food Co-ops and how to achieve healthy eating on a budget from local produce.

    Other parts of the stand will be guessing the price of a hamper to win the prize, free water and fruit giveaways and showing how to make water more interesting with the use of fruit infuser bottles.

    These stands will be running Monday- Friday.

    Another activity that is being undertaken in the hospitals is an hydration quiz for all staff. This aims to promote awareness of hydration and the winners will receive water bottles.

    We are also hoping to champion our caterers who go that extra mile, the winners receiving their very own afternoon tea for two prize!

    Are main and satellite hospitals, alongside some of our nursing homes are going to also be involved in the world record attempt for most afternoon teas served. We are hoping to encorporate a Welsh theme into this afternoon tea event with Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith being served also.

  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral
  • We have a few activities happening over the week
  •  Afternoon tea party on Wednesday 16th March for patients in radiotherapy waiting area. We have cups tea and either a scone / muffins / custards and rice puddings on offer.

  • Thirsty Thursday – Hydration quiz for Inpatients and ward staff, free bottle of water on completion; Education on dysphagia and taster session with different types of thickeners and consistencies and also smoothie making sessions.

  • Over the week there will also be a stand with lots of information re importance of Nutrition and Hydration for our patients / visitors and staff!


  • Heartlands Elderly Care
  • I just thought I would just drop you an email to let you know that Heartlands Elderly Care for will be high lighting  Nutrition and Hydration week in March 2016, buy  holding  an  old fashioned Tea dance in our   MDH area in the physiotherapy gym on the 17th March  between 1pm to 3.30pm. This will involve  patients from the Elderly Care wards some with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, out-patients attending falls clinic, residents from Care Homes local to the hospital. We will be providing cups of tea in china wear, cake stands with cakes and sandwiches, we will also be providing from a local dance school a demonstration of ballroom dancing, and then we all take to the floor and dance the afternoon away and then to round it off singing along to music of times gone buy.  We hope to provide them all with a memorable day  and keep them all hydrated and well nourished.



  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust – Derriford Hospital
  • We are planning:

  • Main Entrance Event on Wednesday 16th March including patient food sampling,  the importance of MUST and general diet awareness stand run by our Dietetics colleagues, Making Mealtimes Matter stand presented by our Matrons. 

  • Dieticians and Nutritional Link Nurses participating in MUST refresher training sessions run on wards throughout the week.

  • Exec team helping to serve patients at mealtimes

  • Ward competition to come up with the best initiative for Making Mealtimes Matter in support of Nutrition & Hydration Week.  Prize for best idea/initiative

  • Monday – Big Breakfast – providing patients with additional breakfast  from our proposed new menus.  Healthy breakfast bar launches in The Restaurant 

  • Tuesday – Bedtime Snack – Additional snack at bedtime to bridge the gap between supper and breakfast

  • Wednesday – Devonshire cream team for patients to be served at “Tea with Matron”.  Afternoon tea available in The Restaurant

  • Thursday – Cake Day – patients afternoon cuppa to be served with cake from our proposed new snack menu

  • Friday – Fruity Friday – patients lunchtime hot dessert to be replaced with Fresh Fruit Salad and custard.  “Fishy Friday” in Restaurant with Fried Fish & Chips replaced with a healthier alternative.


  • Nutrition and Hydration Week Junior Ambassadors
  • We are holding a tea party at Romiley Primary School on Wednesday 16th at 3.30 to 4.30. We will be inviting all parents / carers to stay for a drink and a scone when they’ve collected their children. To add a community feel, we will also advertise the event within the village to invite people of all ages to come and join us. We will hold a raffle, and have just confirmed that a local football coaching squad will come and do football with the children- promoting a healthy lifestyle choice. The Juniors have a long list of people that they’ve sent out personal invites to- including The Queen, Little Mix, and most importantly, the school lollipop ladies. Any profit made from the event will be used to fund new plants for the school gardens.Keep on it folks- it’s going to be MEGA this year!!! Our NACC Care cook off is on the same day, we’ll be having a cream tea straight after lunch, so we’ll count those numbers in too! Not sure how I’ll manage to get from one to the other in record time- I might have to charter a helicopter!!


  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Each day we will be having awareness stands in the staff restaurant over lunch time focussing on a different theme from different members of the multidisciplinary team to promote nutrition and hydration within the trust and to promote the work we do. The events are being coordinated by our Nutrition Specialist Nurse with involvement from Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians, catering staff, Bluebell ward, other nursing staff as required.Monday –  Dysphagia Awareness, thickened fluids and modified diets.Tuesday – Promoting food FirstWednesday – HydrationThursday – CateringFriday – possibly Age Uk promoting their workWednesday 15th March – afternoon tea on Bluebell Ward, our dementia care ward demonstrating how we can support nutrition in people with dementia.Thursday 16th March – we will be holding a nutrition study day for all grades of nursing staff.In addition from Wednesday onwards the Nutrition and Hydration Express will go around the hospital wards and departments offering information and goodies re nutrition and hydration.We will also be launching our Moodle ( e- learning ) training module on nutrition and hydration for trust staff.We hope to get Medical Illustration involved to take photos and videos of the events and the local press to publicise what we are doing.


  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • The Public Health Nutrition  (Adult Services) team (CLCH NHS Trust) operates in Kensington & Chelsea with a remit to promote healthy living in older adults. A significant focus is malnutrition prevention in the community, where good nutrition and hydration practice is key.  This year, we are running a local (Kensington & Chelsea) Nutrition & Hydration Week campaign to align with the national campaign. The aim is to use this as a springboard to raise awareness of malnutrition and good hydration in the community. Our activities to date include:
    • Publicity (an article Top myths and facts for healthy eating in later life) in 6 different newsletter distributed to a wide variety of audiences including: district nurses, carers, residents (particularly those aged 50 years or older) and community healthcare professionals.
    • A  Nutrition & Hydration Week campaign competition among the borough’s four Day Centres. The winner will be announced 15 March 2016.

    This supports our efforts to provide targeted workforce training to raise awareness of nutrition and hydration in organisations who come into contact with those aged 65 years or older. Since January we have trained 83 individuals from a range of organisations including:

    • carers (paid and unpaid)
    • meal delivery drivers
    • volunteers
    • social workers
    • community health workers
    • shopping delivery drivers


  • Village on the Isle (Luke Haven Skilled Nursing Unit), Venice, Florida, USA
  • The plans for our week are coming along well.  We are celebrating the week by doing something  different every-day.   When the finale schedule of events is completed I will send you a copy.  The tea party is going to have an under the sea theme.  With the emphasis on don’t be a fish out of water keep hydrated throughout the day.
  • An update
  • Our plans for Nutrition and Hydration week are in full gear.  Monday the 14th, we are having a fishing derby to promote healthy eating.  Catch a fish and win a health snack. Tuesday is a coloring contest with the Residents picking the winner. The winner wins a gift basket of healthy snacks and beverages.  Wednesday is the Tea Party the theme is Under the Sea, don’t be a fish out of water, stay hydrated.  Thursday is our annual St Patrick’s day celebration with Irish music and green shamrock style shakes.  Friday is come and build a snow cone.
    I will send you pictures daily of your events as they happen.Once again thank-you for including us with this wonderful cause.


  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust’s Nutrition and Hydration Improvement Team
  • Monday 14 March 2016 – Launch finger food menu and launch of Cardea based nourishing snacks.
  • Tuesday 15 March 2016 –  Launch pureed meals discharge packs, stands from pureed meal providers and Dysphagia training for care homes
  • Wednesday 16 March 2016 – Afternoon tea event with Age UK and volunteers, Afternoon tea for all inpatients, launch of perfect meal video and Dysphagia training for care homes
  • Thursday 17 March 2016 – Launch e-learning ‘food, nutrition and food safety’, awareness raising of nutrition champions.
  • Friday 18 March 2016 – Launch of Simple Measures Mug, awareness raising of Nutilis Clear Thickener, Jellies as an aid for hydration and raising awareness of key hydration messages


  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Will be providing free training for chefs and care staff, the training allows them to increase their knowledge on dysphagia and ensure they are using Thick and Easy and Thick and Easy Clear correctly.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
  • My plans for supporting the Nutrition and Hydration Week is to help promote good nutrition and hydration to in-patients across the wards. Myself and other members of the nutrition and dietetics team are planning to get a representative from Nutricia to help us in making different oral nutrition supplement recipes to help improve patient’s compliance in taking supplements. 

    We also plan to have talks with ward nurses and healthcare assistants to discuss foods that are available in the catering department, and different snacks that are high in calories and high in proteins that they can give to patients who they think are malnourished as a food first approach.

    Also we plan to have a general nutrition and hydration stand outside the hospital canteen, to raise awareness to staffs, relatives and patients the importance of good nutrition status. 

    In addition, we are planning a Bake Off, where members of staffs will bake different cakes and we will appoint someone to judge it. These cakes then will be shared with patients and staffs in a afternoon tea theme.

    We are still planning and making sure the Nutrition and Hydration week is a success!


  • Musgrove Park Hospital – Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
  • This year will be having a stand in the main concourse to promote the week and will be taking part in the Global Tea Party across all wards and retail outlets.


  • Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust
  • Will be holding the Battle of the Wards for the Global Tea Party across with a prize for the best dressed ward.


  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) NHS Trust 
  • This year UHNM are planning to hold a photograph competition to find the best image that supports the work they do to improve nutrition and hydration for the patients as well as holding awards to find their nutrition hero’s here at UHNM. They are looking for staff who go above and beyond their role in promoting Nutrition and Hydration, in addition there will be awards for areas that are exemplar at screening and patient menu completion, food service, fluid charts and  patient feeding, The chief Nurse Liz Rix, the Trust Facilities department  and PFI partners, Sodexo are all on board with this and look forward to presenting the awards.


  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
  • Charlies is a 600 bed acute tertiary hospital in Perth, Western Australia joined the global event in 2015 and focused upon multiple aspects of nutrition and hydration. In 2016, a keen multidisciplinary healthcare team comprised of Nurses, Dieticians, Speech Pathologists and Catering staff have taken up the gauntlet and formed the working party for planning this year’s event. They have been meeting for a number of months and decided that this year’s theme is “Nutrition awareness” with the focus being upon increasing knowledge in regards to identification, management and prevention of further compromise of malnourished patients. The following events are planned for the week-
  • Daily themes for the week are-
  • Malnutrition Awareness Monday, Table wise Tuesday, Weigh all Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and Feeding Friday.
  • A staff and consumer quiz on malnutrition with a health food hamper prize for the first correct entry drawn
  • A mobile staff education trolley packed with resources, which will be placed on several wards throughout the week
  • Staff education booked for three days through the week, open to all healthcare workers and delivered by members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Sessions will be both fun and informative. Themes for the education will be loosely based on the theme of the day as above.
  • A display in Outpatients department to engage members of the public
  • Flyers on the patient’s meal trays at lunchtimes Monday to Friday that week, in keeping with the themes for the day.
  • Marketing for the event has started and they have already received a number of enquiries regarding the education sessions from various healthcare disciplines. Until the week, they’re busily spreading the word and look forward to sharing pictures from their “Charlies” event.


  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are planning to run a few competitions in March as part of Nutrition and Hydration week across Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital sites:
  • 1 for Maidstone Hospital site (not Dietitians) to create the highest energy value and nicest snack
  • 1 for Tunbridge Wells Hospital site (not Dietitians) to create the highest energy value and nicest snack
  • 1 for all Dietitians  to create  the highest energy value and nicest snacks


  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust for Nutrition & Hydration week 2016 have working on the following:
  •  Planning an education day for newly qualified nurses topics to include nutrition screening, dysphagia, meal service, food tasting, hydration, enteral feeding…including case studies, quizzes and prizes!
  • The weekly Grand Round will be used to debate ethics around nutrition & hydration.
  • At New Cross Hospital on ‘Thirsty Thursday’ we have a display stand on hydration planned for the main entrance, with quizzes and activities; kitchen tours and hospital food tastings will be offered.
  • Producing a Nutrition & Hydration pack to send to care homes with top tips for hydration, energy dense recipes to make every mouthful count, and details of Wednesday’s Worldwide afternoon tea for them to get involved in.


  • Brakes
  • Brakes are planning to support their customers in getting involved in Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016. Although they are currently still planning their Ashford Call Centre is already committed to taking part in the World Tea Party.