Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015

Events from Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015

The story of Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015

  • @WeNurses Twitter Chat
  • Read the post discussion report from  our Twitter Chat with colleagues @WeNurses
  • @WeNurses Discussion Report
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth Western Australia
  • This is our first year of being involved in this important global event. Our collaboration is a joint effort between Catering,Dietetics and patient  safety teams. Our plan for the Nutrition and Hydration Week is a display/promotional event which be will be held in the central area of the hospital to showcase the important work we are doing in the area of correct patient meal assignment, food allergen awareness, malnutrition, improvements to patient meals, the importance of knowing your body weight and safe fluid intake. We will be running a quiz for staff with a prize offered.
  • European Hydration Institute
  • This is a quick email to let you know how we will be promoting Nutrition and Hydration Week next week.
  • We have created a web banner which will be on our website all week. The link in the banner will click through to a landing page which includes a number of EHI resources that are relevant to your theme of “nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings”:
  • Key Tips (educational resources about hydration-related topics) Ensuring older people stay hydrated. Hydration and chronic diseases. Measuring hydration status. Hydration for the elderly
  • Booklet: Hydration and nutrition for active healthy lifestyles
  • Newsletter 16: Hydration in hospitals
  • We have also supplied hydration-related materials to Lewisham Hospital, for them to use next week.
  •  St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham, England, is to take the message of healthy eating and drinking out into the centre of Durham next week.   As part of Nutrition and Hydration Week, hospice staff and volunteers will be in Durham Market Place to offer shoppers samples of wok meals and smoothies, plus healthy eating advice and leaflets including how to eat well for less.   Carole Lynne, Guest Services Manager for St Cuthbert’s Hospice, which recently was graded as “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission, said: “Our hospice tries to help families in County Durham every single day and we always provide healthy, nutritious and tasty options to our patients.   We try to spread the word as much as possible, but especially in Nutrition and Hydration Week, we want to offer ideas on what to serve up at home that is easy to make and cost effective. And she added: “When you think that your five portions of fruit and veg can include dried, canned and juices as well as frozen and fresh, it is a lot less daunting.”   Dr Pippa Lovell , a nutrition and palliative care specialist at the hospice, said: “Something like a third of all cancers are attributable to poor diet and a poor diet can make cancers more difficult to treat.  “Just by adding some vegetables to our normal dinners and having some fruit makes a huge difference to our health and wellbeing.”   A demonstration of healthy wok cooking by our chefs will take place at 12 Noon at St Cuthbert’s Hospice stall at Durham Farmer’s Market on Thursday March 19th.
  • SANDWELL AND WEST BIRMINGHAM CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP
  • As part of Nutrition and Hydration Week 16th – 22nd March 2015 the Medicines Quality Team together with Sandwell Nutrition and Dietetic Service will be hosting an afternoon tea party at a local care home.  The aim of the event is to promote the benefits of “FOOD FIRST” and MUST screening for residents at risk of or suffering from malnutrition. Staff at the residential home will be given advice on how to fortify food for residents and how to effectively manage patients at risk.
  • Maple Ridge Seniors Village
  • We held a tea party on March 18 at 2pm.  There were 44 in attendance, participating and learning more about hydration
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Christie organised a packed week of activities to raise awareness for both staff and patients on the importance of Nutrition and Hydration week.
  • On Monday 16th March our executive team, members of staff and Christie volunteers assisted with afternoon tea offering drinks and cakes to patients on the wards. The aim was to promote the importance of snacking between meals and hydration for our patients.
  • On Tuesday 17th March we ran a ‘Have I got allergy news for you?’ quiz for clinical staff. This was to promote the new EU legislation relating to people with food allergies. Ward staff received stars for answering questions correctly on the quiz.
  • On Wednesday 18th March we ran a ‘I’m a ward nurse get me out of here’ and ‘Mush Tucker Trials’ quiz. This was to promote the special diet menu for inpatients. The ward staff got points for trying the texture of modified meals and trying the fortified soups and custards.
  • On Thursday 19th March we ran a ‘8 out of ten snacks’ and ‘play your supplements right’. This was to promote the inpatient nutritional care plan, such as offering snacks between meals. The ward staff had to guess the calorie content of snacks and supplements and got stars for their correct answers.
  • At the end of the week we had a ward which won ‘Nutrition Champions’.
  • Our work to promote Nutrition and Hydration week to staff and patients has created a real buzz around the hospital. Staff have really enjoyed the teaching sessions which have helped them enhance their nutritional knowledge and provide the best possible care for our patients.
  • Other activities throughout the week included displays promoting how we achieve the ‘10 Key Characteristics of Good Nutritional Care’ such as our policies on nutritional screening, our individualised nutritional care plans and our commitment to protected meal times.  There was also a display on food allergens, highlighting the work carried out at The Christie to keep our patients safe with food allergies.
  • Monash Health –  Melbourne Australia
  • We had a great time celebrating this event with our Dietetics and Nursing colleagues at Monash Health.
  • This year our Food Services Manager Romela Felten and our Supervisor Shelley Hacket prepared a refreshing Banana Smoothie with cinnamon and honey  and Strawberry  Milkshakes for our young patients on the Children’s ward. Ward staff and patients welcome the idea of the surprise afternoon tea provision. The Food Services Management team also went and helped  the staff distribute the afternoon tea to the kids, who just loved the cold milkshakes on a hot Melbourne autumn day (it is 32C outside!).
  •  Chase House Nursing Home
  •  Here at Chase House Nursing Home in Arlesey, our activity team supported the week with different activities on each day, including fresh fruit tasting, dried fruit tasting, a cheese and wine evening, and an Indian takeaway for staff and residents. We had promotional posters and displays throughout the home, raising awareness for staff, residents, friends and families. We also played “what’s in the bag?” with fruit and veg which was fun for all and led to some very interesting discussions.
  •  In Northern Ireland there will be a number of event to support and Promote Nutrition and Hydration week.
  •  Unison  Promoting Nutrition and Hydration for Older People  2 – 4.30pm Thurs 19th   March UNISON Belfast  (open to non members)    As part of National Nutrition and Hydration Week we are running an event to showcase some good practice to support older people with nutrition and hydration in care home, day care, home care and acute settings.   This workshop is open to all but we are particularly encouraging catering staff, care assistants, home care and day care workers to attend.  Further details will be available closer to the time.
  •  Safety Forum  Auchnacloy House  Nursing home will support the principles outlined in Nutrition and Hydration week
  • Northern Trust Will promote protected meal times particularly during nutrition and hydration week
  • Age NI Support Nutrition and Hydration Week and are planning to run events in one of their day centres
  • Residential and Nursing Home Awareness Training    1.Residential and Nursing Home Awareness Training (To include nurse manager and one other nurse/care assistant). This training aims to provide an introduction and overview of the guidance  And  2.Catering Staff Training (to include head cook and nursing home manager). Training will provide practical advice on menu planning, snack provision and food fortification. It includes practical skills training on texture modification and food fortification. In total the training will be offered to 720 care home staff and caterers    Training session running during nutrition and hydration week:    Location: Glengormley Presbyterian Church Halls, 267 Antrim Road, BT36 7QN  Date: 16th March 2015  Time: 6-8.30pm
  • WhiteOaks Compass Group UK
  • The WhiteOaks estate (approximately 45 homes) are holding tea parties from Newcastle to Hove on Wednesday 18th March.  Unilever, Oranka and Nestle are supplying various freebies to help raise awareness and help make this day a special occasions for our residents.
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • We are having stands in our main entrance on the Tuesday and Wednesday promoting the work we have done regarding  ‘Making Mealtimes Matter’ with quizzes and prizes for staff and visitors
  • Our paediatric patients are busy designing a tray liner promoting the importance of good nutrition which will  be used on all meal trays  across the Trust throughout the week – with a prize for the winner.
  • Afternoon tea is to be served across all wards throughout the Trust. Some of the ward dayrooms are being decorated with bunting and the patients tea will be served in china cups and saucers – our  matrons ,chief exec and chairman are helping with this
  • The nutrition champions and matrons are helping to serve meals and assist with feeding throughout the week
  • We are having t shirts printed with the NH week logo and will get as many people as we can to wear these throughout the week
  • We have produced posters promoting our themes which will be displayed on wards and in public areas and are also going to ask our local press to cover the week.
  • Nutricia
  • Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition pledge for #N&HWeek2015
  • “Continue to actively work with other organisations to together promote nutritional care – to ensure that people get access to the right nutritional care at the right time. In addition, continue to empower employees to feel confident about what good nutrition looks like, and to better understand the needs of those who may need additional nutritional support, with real empathy.”
  • What is Nutricia (Medical Division) doing during #N&HWeek2015?
    • Various activities internally which is inclusive for all staff whether office or field based – so sharing fact a day about nutrition and hydration for health, nutrition and hydration quiz, Mr Glug competition (app to download and website link) which helps raise awareness of importance of hydration, sharing information on how to keep hydrated, opportunity for employees to post nutrition questions to the nutrition department (dietitians) which will be answered during the education session in each of the three sites (Dublin, Ealing and Trowbridge) on the Wednesday……posters with facts all up throughout the office
    • Sharing awareness of importance of good nutrition for carers through joint resources with Carers UK and also raising awareness of the support available for carers through Carers UK
  •  Norsecare Norfolk
  • Monday – Food for health day – food quiz and tasting
  • Tuesday – Ration day-baking a ration recipe
  • Wednesday – Mad hatters tea party 2.30 – 4pm
  • Thursday – Coffee morning 10.30-11.30
  • Friday – Hydration day – tasting different fruits freshly made in juicer
  • Saturday – International food day-Chinese takeaway, pizza, and Indian food
  • Sunday – Smoothie day – a choice of different ice-creams
  • East Sussex Healthcare Trust
  • In all of our sites we are planning the following:
  • Promoting our updated Finger Food Menu – new laminated a la carte style menus are being produced that will look similar to our Steamplicity normal patients menus
  • Our Chief Executive will be participating in a ‘Come Dine With Me’ on one of our Wards, he will be sitting with patients and eating the same food they have
  • Our Dietitians will be carrying out refresher training for Ward staff to ensure everyone knows how to fortify food and beverage items and will know what is availableAll patients will be offered the opportunity of afternoon tea party on Wednesday 18th March with a selection of cakes, biscuits, fruit and some savoury items.
  • Ulster University – School of Sport
  • We are having a small afternoon tea for staff in support of nutrition and hydration week this Friday 20th March in the School of Sport, Ulster University.
  •  Bankview Health and wellbeing centre
  • Just thought I would drop you an email to tell you what we are up to. As you know we are a Day service for older Adults and the plans for this special week are coming along .We will have an information table all week with  booklets on healthy eating and wellbeing ,we have small discussion groups all week  with a DVD on how to keep Healthy and  Hydrated, This is really important to my client group as we can not always monitor what they eat and drink when the are not attending the centre .Clients and staff have created a picture board with all different foods and recipes and advice to hang on the wall also we have a table set up with all different food and drink with a bowl off fresh fruit everyday. All the food stuff will be raffled off at the end of the week. We are also giving every client a free food and drink bag to take home. Asda has supplied some of our colour posters.
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Meet the your Dietitian Monday (Think nutrition- think dietician campaign)
  • Supplement tasting and improving compliance
  • Quizzes: Calorie content of hospital menus
  • Suitable snacks for texture modification
  • Food first
  • Arden Cancer Centre nutrition promotion stand- examples of nutritious recipes and meals and ways to boost nutritional intake
  • Falls Summit on Tuesday
  • There is a Falls Summit at UHCW Tuesday, there is a session on nutrition and hydration in relation to falls and a promotion stand at the summit
  • Power of Three Tuesday
  • A patient feeding manager, dietician and nurse will come together and will follow a patient meal from Delivery to the stores all the way through to delivery to the patient, to see how the process behind the scenes work, then this will be feedback at the nutrition link nurse meeting .
  • Taste it Tuesday and Thursday
  • An opportunity for ALL staff to join the ISS team for MENU TASTING-
  • Meet ISS on Thursday on the children’s ward.
  • Weigh Wednesday
  • Think about when and how you will weigh your patients TODAY!
  • Check the charts- nutrition, fluid balance, MUST
  • Ongoing alternative measurement training MUAC and ULNA.
  • Also, join ISS for the WORLD TEA PARTY.
  • Wednesday Nutritional Ethical Debate
  • The nutrition link nurses will join the lead nutrition specialist nurse and the practice facilitators and there will be an interactive teaching session looking at ethical dilemmas in nutritional care
  • Focus on Fluid Friday
  • Join the practice facilitators for a refresher on the importance of the FLUID BALANCE and hydration on the wards
  •  A dedicated service trolley will be decorated with posters and balloons for then two days with a selection of drinks and the hostesses accompanied by supervisors who will all speak with the children and discuss the importance of hydration.
  • On Friday the children will be given a goody bag which will include mini cookies, fruit juice, Raisins, a milky way and a sugar free jelly.
  •  St Georges University Hospital NHS Foundation
  • Monday 16th March
  • We start the week with an awareness morning , sharing information at the main entrance to the Hospital involving dietitians , nursing and catering / facilities. The Chief Executive, Chief Nurse, Medical Director are ready to sign the charter at the stand to show their own commitment setting the example to improving standards across all our sites. This will be followed by a Workshop with special guest Liz Evans, Chair of the Nutrition Nurses Strategy Group followed by other presentations and an interactive session led by the speech and language team to identify the differing needs to those with swallowing difficulties – tasting the difference and experiencing what it is like to be fed .
  • Tuesday 17th March
  • Focus shared within our community division  with a ‘Come Dine with Me ‘event on site at Queen Marys Hospital  and Hydration awareness drive on the wards there .
  • Wednesday 18th March
  • Hydration awareness at the main entrance in St Georges , with ward visits and quizzes with prizes on the wards in the afternoon  . We will be joining in with the international tea party celebrations focussing on the Senior Health wards, with afternoon tea and cake and music accompaniment provided by the arts team and resident musician.
  • Thursday 19th March
  • On site at St Georges we are hosting a Come Dine with me event to provide tasting opportunities at the main entrance. Staff and visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy this event to see and taste for themselves the options that are available for our patients and the diversity of menu’s available. There will be a focus on Paediatrics in the afternoon with our own Mad Hatters tea party – Alison in Wonderland will be there with activities of cake decorating , painting and colouring for the children.
  • Friday 20th March
  • The Trauma and Orthopaedic wards will be  introducing a new initiative with a week’s pilot of a cooked breakfast provided on the ward.  We begin the long awaited re-introduction of toasters and the roll-out of the water jugs with calibrated measurements on these wards.
  • All week
  • Big focus on nutrition and hydration across the organisation with
    • back to the floor from the senior teams at meal times.
    • We are introducing the brightly coloured ‘Meal Time Champion’ tabards to ensure all wards have a lead  at ward level to ensure all patients are sitting up prepared for meal time and patients  are assisted in a timely way  and  ensuring that the meal times are protected.
    • Ward staff will have the opportunity to vote for their catering hostess / host teams/ individual of the week so that we can recognise the great work that they do.
    • In our main restaurants there will be special offers for staff with fruit and water and a focus on healthier eating and promotion of allergens and information that is available on dishes.
    • Everyone is involved from our lovely mealtime volunteers, catering teams, nursing and facilities teams, dietetics and speech and language teams.

     

  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • This week we are running an edible art competition where patients on all our wards can make art out of the food they can find on the wards.  If they wish to make a cake then sponge mix will be supplied by our catering dept.  Entries are coming in now and being collated and a winner will be announced next week during Nutrition and Hydration Week.
  • On Wednesday 18th the Trust is taking part in the worldwide afternoon tea.  Fruit and cheese scones will be provided to all our wards with the exception of elderly wards who will be given mini Victoria sponges due to this client group requiring  softer foods.
  • During Nutrition and Hydration Week we will be running news stories each day.  These include ‘the magnificent seven’ (seven rules which improve the whole patient meal experience), a snacking guide, a fluid guide, a nutrition screening tool and an article on protected mealtimes.
  •  Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Just wanted to share how we will be celebrating Nutrition & Hydration week at Lancashire teaching Hospitals.
  • Tuesday 17th March         Childrens Ward
  • In the afternoon, the younger children will be having a competition using different fruits to make the best funny fruit faces and will also be having a fruit tasting session to encourage healthy eating.In the evening the older children will have a pizza and bingo party with pizzas that they have created themselves with help from one of our chefs.
  • Wednesday 18th March                 Older Peoples, Medical rehab and Neuro rehab wards
  • 5 wards will be joining in with the worldwide afternoon tea event. After the success of last year, we have continued to host an afternoon tea once a month on these wards.
  • Friday 20th March             Oncology Ward
  • This ward will be hosting a pamper afternoon. Our catering department will provide canapés and fruit cocktails and the occupational therapists will be ‘on hand’ to provide therapeutic hand massage.
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • We are focusing on hydration and have printed urine colour charts to help people spot the signs of dehydration to give out to visitors, put up in toilets on the hospital sites and in sluices as a visual aid to nurses to spot the signs of dehydration in patients and encourage drinking.Monday – Stands at our main hospital sites (Burnley and Blackburn) with a hydration themeTuesday – Focus on liver health and hydration in addition to alcohol consumption, unit awareness, calorie content and diuretic effectWeds – Afternoon tea for staff and patients with cake provided. Staff will be asked to guess how much fluid is in standard hospital containers to raise awareness of good fluid monitoring of patients intakes.Thursday – texture modification, thickening of fluids and good hydrationFriday – hydration and falls prevention.
  •  Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • Our primary focus this year has been promoting nutrition and hydration in the community alongside continuing the excellent work within our Hospitals.
  • We have encouraged acute wards, community Hospitals and Care Homes to hold an ‘afternoon tea party’ with the focus of promoting the importance of regular nourishing drinks and snacks.
  • Selected wards across the health board will be decorating their wards and tea trolleys with bunting and serving a ‘traditional’ afternoon tea complete with snacks from our ‘All Wales Menu’.
  • Care Homes across the Health board have signed up and have some wonderful themes including a 1940’s tea dance, 1950’s coffee bar / diner. Hawaiian theme with ‘Mocktail’ nutritious smoothies and ‘fruity cakes’ such as banana bread and pineapple upside down cake and many more besides.
  • On Friday we are hosting an ‘Executive lunch’ which will allow us to promote the ‘All Wales Menu Framework’ and showcase some our achievements with improving patient’s nutrition and fluid intake. This will include posters and demonstrations on our ‘blue plate project’ for patients with Dementia, the red tray project to highlight those at high risk of malnutrition and our ‘All Wales food and fluid charts’. We will also be promoting some work surrounding use of specialist cups and jugs to aid improvement in patients fluid intake. The ‘lunch’ will be served to senior members of the Health Board and will allow them to sample a variety of meals from the new menu alongside being treated to the full patient mealtime experience!
  • Community Nursing Unit, Birr, Co Offaly, Eire
  • We plan to hold our Nutrition and Hydration week on 27th April 15.We are actively putting a timetable together so as we can invite both residents and staff to take part in the week. The nutrition team are organising Cookery demos and talks on healthy eating, Our chef is cooking an Italian dish for residents and staff, 2 staff members are cooking Indian Dishes[Not too hot} for residents and staff. We hope to have a Fish and Chip evening also. Finally we are organising a Best Tee Shirt Competition with the winners receiving prizes. These are only a few of the activities planned for the week.
  • BAPEN
  • BAPEN Scotland meeting next Thursday will be video linking to a number of places including the extremes of NHS Shetland in the far north and the west of Scotland oncology centre, the Beatson in Glasgow. The theme  is “Nutritional Care throughout the cancer journey”
  • BAPEN is delighted participate in Nutrition and Hydration week with the launch of the 2014 Annual Conference E-Learning modules. These are available to all BAPEN members free of charge and to non-members on payment of a nominal fee (£10 for a full symposium, £5 for the Keynote or Pennington lecture).
  • For BAPEN members, you can access the BAPEN VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) by logging in with the e-mail address you gave when joining BAPEN and the initial password changeme. You will then be asked to change your password to something more memorable.To access the 2014 Annual Conference E-Learning modules please go to http://www.bapen.org.uk/bapenlearning/vle/conference2014.php
  • Laurel Bank Day Centre
  • Thought I would just let you know how hydration week has started, we have gone with a Caribbean theme and have displays up and decorations, today we have had an exotic fruit tasting day, a Caribbean bingo, a Caribbean quiz and watched pirates of the Caribbean on DVD we are hoping to repeat this all week
  • Romiley Primary School, Stockport
  • Pupils at Romiley Primary School, Stockport have enjoyed a school assembly with a difference. Ellen Clayton (NACC Northern Regional Chair, and Account Manager for Harfield Tableware), delivered a talk on Nutrition and Hydration, and played an educational game with the children. The assembly was based on the Eat Well Plate, and covered aspects of eating and drinking healthily. The children have been given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of good Nutrition and Hydration in the form of a poster competition. The winners of the competition will be crowned our first ever Junior Nutrition and Hydration Ambassadors. Part of their role will include involvement with school meals menus with Taylor Shaw, and promoting healthy eating and drinking both within school and at home with family and friends.If you would like more information on this format, presentation tools are available, please contact Ellen: ellenclayton@harfieldtableware.co.uk
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have the following events planned to promote nutrition and hydration as essential elements of care:Throughout the week we have displays, food tasting and activities in reception and foyer areas of New Cross Hospital.  Staff and visitors will be invited to taste dishes off the patient menu, and improve & ‘test’ their nutrition knowledge.  The display will include MUST screening, promoting ‘Food First’ and food fortification, tips for good hydration, and showcasing the ward ‘Catering and Nutrition Folder’.  Throughout the Trust all PCs will have a nutrition related desk top during the week detailing top tips for good nutrition and hydration.  In addition, we have the following specific events throughout the week:Meal Service Monday – staff from around the Trust are invited to assist with patient meal service.  Those who helped last year found it a rewarding experience.Wednesday Worldwide Afternoon Tea – an afternoon tea event will be held on our rehab wards at Cannock Chase and West Park Hospitals.Friday Grand Round – our weekly Grand Round lecture and case presentations have a nutrition theme. The title is ‘When food fails……’ and the cases will be patients with Crohn’s who need long/short-term intravenous nutrition.  At this event, we will also share with the medical staff photos and key points from nutrition & hydration week, demonstrating the importance of these aspects of care.
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (including Ellesmere Port Hospital)
  • We are taking part in the Worldwide Afternoon Tea Party. Our catering team are providing all wards with scones with jam and cream and cake to have with their afternoon drink. We have invited the board of directors to the tea party in the hope they will get on board and help serve tea and cake!!
  • To promote nutrition and hydration for this week we will also have promotional stands at both hospitals. The stands are being put together by our dietetic students along with my support. The aim of the stands is to promote ‘Food First’ comparing milky drinks and snacks with nutritional supplements products. We also wanted to promote the importance of good hydration during hospital admission.
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • We are supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014 and there will be a series of events across both hospital sites to mark the event
  • On MUST Monday we are looking a best practice at ward level for Malnutrition screening
  • On Tuesday Fosters Restaurant is putting together a Taste the World Day
  • On Wednesday We are taking part in the World’s biggest tea party. Homemade cakes will be served with afternoon tea to promote the importance of hydration and nutrition for inpatients.
  • ‘Thirsty Thursday’ We will be promoting the importance of hydration for patients at ward level.
  • On Fruity Friday, we will be enhancing our patients’ breakfasts.
  • Brakes
  • Our activity is as follows
  • Bolton Hospital – we are doing a project on the children’s ward and providing mini packets of fruit and smoothies.
  • Stepping Hill – Supporting the hospital with their fruit and veg stall (handing out bottles of water) with every purchase
  • Hillingdon Hospital – Coconut water sampling
  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Coconut water sampling & Mini scones for afternoon tea event (across 13 sites)
  • Musgrove Park Hospital – Mini Scones for afternoon tea event on wards.
  • We are also working with Unilever across many of our Care home customers to roll out an afternoon tea.
  • Nutrition and Hydration Week 16th- 22nd March we have lots happening across our sites.
  • The team here at Brakes are proud to support this global campaign and have many activities up and down the country.  At many sites we have refreshment stations on the main entrances were we are handing a bottle of free water on entering the hospital we are holding quizzes for both our patients and ours staff, patients.
  • University hospitals of Morecambe Bay
  • Will be supporting the Nutrition and Hydration Week 16th– 22nd March we have lots happening across our sites. We are having refreshment stations on our main entrances were our services users will be handed a bottle of free water on entering our hospitals we are holding quizzes for both our patients and ours staff, patients will be receiving fresh smoothies made by our excellent team of chefs using locally sourced products and local suppliers, patients will enjoy afternoon tea.
  • We will also be inviting the children to go down into the woods for a Teddy Bears Picnic.
  • Just to let you know that we are holding an event at our head office in Kent on Thursday 19th March. Twinings will be doing a tea tasting session and we have arranged for some healthy and some ‘not so healthy snacks’ to be available for our staff. We will be tweeting about this next week too
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Just though I would drop you a line to let you know what we have got planned at Frimley Park,Mealtime Monday – focus on supporting patients at mealtimes and creating a pleasant dining atmosphere.Twinkly Teeth Tuesday – focus on mouthcare, including talk from a local dentist with a keen interest in this area in caring organisations.Welcome Wednesday – open visiting in the afternoon to join your friend or relative for afternoon tea as part of the Worldwide Afternoon Tea Party.Thirsty Thursday – Focus on hydration for staff and patients!!  Bottles of water to be delivered to the ward.  Promotion of Drink – Up, a new initiative to encourage and support patients with their fluid intakeFrozen Friday – samples of fruit sorbet for patients and trialling of “Fizzy Fortijuice”.
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • City Hospitals Sunderland have a programme of activities organised for Patient Safety Nutrition and Hydration Week including:
    • Our Nutritional Nurse Ward Based Champions focusing on compliance with MUST assessment for patients
    • Clinical staff will be joining the Catering Department Assembly Unit Tour and Taste to learn more about our patient meal service
    • The Executive Team will be shadowing Dietitians; Specialist Nurses; Ward Nurses and Catering Team staff to see patient nutrition and hydration services.
  • Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition UK
  • Resource Thickener Up Clear Thickened Fluid Challenge For Nutrition And Hydration Week myself and some of the SLT teams in the area are carrying out a thickened fluid challenge.  The entire SLT Team within Cardiff And Vale Health Board are taking part along with many SLTS from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board and Wye Valley NHS Trust.  We will be doing a 3 day challenge on thickened fluids using Resource Thicken Up Clear.   Monday Stage 1 Syrup, Tuesday stage 2 Custard and Wednesday Stage 3 Pudding.We think empathy via participation will be a great education for us.  It will give us credibility in understanding what it involves to be on thickener and an insight into living in the shoes of our patients.  A questionnaire will be completed to collate the results and feedback.
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has pledged it’s support and wants to build on the success of last year by carrying out a number of fun events throughout the week.
  • Monday  –  ‘Taste Test Challenge’ The Speech and Language Team will be based in main reception for patients and staff with samples of different consistency drinks to trial.
  • Wednesday –    Afternoon Tea for All.  Time for Tea and Cake for patients, carers and staff.
  • Thursday – ‘Come Dine with Us’ Executive Team experiencing a patient meal and sampling nutritional supplement drinks in the patient Lounge. 12:15 – 13:00.
  • Friday – ‘Friday Feeling’ Get that Friday feeling with a fruity smoothie. T Bar next to the fruit and Veg man.
  • We will also be carrying out the Hydration quiz and re-launching our MUST training pack for staff.
  • North West Coast AHSN -Patient Safety Collaborative
  • As a Patient Safety Collaborative we have identified the following seven key areas of action for 2015/16 to address fluid management safety across the North West Coast (NWC):
  • In collaboration with key partner organisations we have identified hydration including acute kidney injury as one of our four key clinical safety priorities;
  • Commit to hydration safety improvement across the NWC by making an on-line pledge to support the Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015 https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/;
  • Communicate and promote the Nutrition and Hydration Awareness Week 2015 across our networks;
  • In collaboration with Edge Hill University set up a clinical expert reference group to develop a package of e-learning for hydration including acute kidney injury in order to raise capability across the NWC;
  • 5.Collaborate with small and medium enterprises to explore what supportive equipment is available for patients so they can drink independently;
  • 6.Explore how we can raise capability in relation to fluid management across the care home sector including using telemedicine for swallowing assessments;
  • 7. Communicate and share local improvement stories.
  • Hertfordshire Community Meals
  • I just thought I would drop you an email to let you know what we are planning on doing here at Herts Community Meals (HCM) for Nutrition and Hydration week.
  • We will be advising our clients about our new bespoke nutrition and dietetic service that we are rolling out and are aiming to officially launch this in the summer 2015. I have been employed since the end of August 2014, working part time currently, working on designing and setting up this service which aims to raise awareness of nutritional issues, identify and address issues and improved current practice.  This is a huge undertaking which involves various initiatives to fulfil our aims.
  • For Nutrition and Hydration Week – we are giving all our clients (approx. 2500) a placemat with nutrition and hydration messages aimed at older people.  In line with Worldwide Afternoon Tea, we will also be providing a complimentary free cream tea for all our clients who receive a meals on wheels service on the 18th March and those attending lunch clubs.
  • London School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • I start with an update on what we are planning for Wednesday 18, probably at the Ealing hospital – remains to be confirmed.
  • We will have a stand somewhere in the main reception with snacks, cookies, individual portions of panna cotta with jelly, a variety of smoothies (all prepared by our students), coffee and tea and small bottles of mineral water. Between 17:00 and 19:30, we will distribute to outpatients and visitors.
  • On the walls behind and around our stand we will have N&H ‘awareness’ posters designed by our students.
  • We will distribute leaflets with easy to produce high N&H quotient recipes – chosen by our nutrition team.
  • The LAMP (Lambeth and Southwark Action on Malnutrition Project) Team
  • March 16th-22nd is Global Nutrition and Hydration Week.  To mark the occasion, we would like to invite you to our Drop – in Afternoon Tea PartyThursday 19th March 2015 1pm-5pm Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street , SE1 9NH London

    With Key note speakers, Caroline Lecko (Patient Safety Lead for NHS England) and Rick Wilson (Head of dietetics at Kings College Hospital) speaking from 3pm.

    The  event has been jointly organised by the Lambeth and Southwark Action on Malnutrition (LAMP) and Age UK Lambeth.

    The aim of the event is to provide updates on current malnutrition prevention work across Southwark and Lambeth.  The full outline is available via the attached poster and the link below

    Places for this event are free, and are likely to get booked up fast.  Please reserve your place now via  the following Eventbrite link:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/malnutrition-in-the-community-drop-in-event-2015-tickets-15871442913

  • Rosevale Care Home
  • Our plans for nutrition and hydration week are as follows Monday – we are doing ball games in the morning for exercise then teas around the world in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday we are doing Zumba in the morning then Guinness tasting in the afternoon and a St Patricks day quiz at 6pm.
  • Wed we are doing Bean Bag Games in the morning then Fresh fruit juice tasting in the afternoon.
  • Thursday we are going to Wiggington Farm shop for coffee etc and to look at the fresh fruit and veg. We are doing exercises in the afternoon then a health quiz in the evening.
  • Friday we are playing Skittles in the morning then we are having fruity Friday where we all sample different fruits.
  • Saturday we are Baking scones in the morning then having cream Teas in the afternoon. In the evening we are having cheese and wine night.
  • Sunday we are doing morning exercises, Afternoon we are Making fresh Lemonade. After all exercise classes we will give out extra water and Juices
  • Birds Hill Nursing Home
  • We have been working hard with residents and staff to come up with a plan for Nutrition and Hydration Week, which is detailed below:-Monday – We have three members of staff dedicated in raising awareness within the Home and talking to staff, residents and family about nutrition and hydration and what we can do within the Home to help our residents.  We have made our own badges to wear for the week, to create conversation about the event and the staff are making and designing their own posters.Tuesday – St Patrick’s Day and the chef and activities team have created a traditional Irish menu for all the residents, including dysphagia residents, with soft options, diabetic options, vegetarian options etc. something for everyone!  In the afternoon we have booked a tai chi session to promote fitness and overall being healthy.Wednesday – On Wednesday we will be making a display of foods and having a ‘hydration station’.  The staff are creating an interesting menu working with our dysphagia residents and then our chef  is going to create it.  We are also having tasting sessions for all the residents to try.Thursday – We have organised a ‘Mad Hatters’- themed afternoon tea with fancy dress and traditional ‘Alice In Wonderland’ decorations and have invited our residents, friends and family We have also commissioned a special cake to include the nutrition logo and Canadian flags to keep in with this year’s theme and we will cut this with our residents!Friday – In the morning we have another healthy activity session with a company coming in to do special chair exercises with our residents and then in the afternoon we have  our weekly ‘Fruity Friday’; where we make an activity using fruit with our residents, which they can then eat.  We also make smoothies so everyone can have some.Saturday – We are having a cinema night with lots of goodies including popcorn and traditional sweets from a sweet trolley to watch ‘Alice in Wonderland’ from our week’s theme for Nutrition and Hydration.Our designated staff have also been updating their knowledge and personal development; by completing handbooks relating to Nutrition & Care for Older People.  They also plan to attend an ‘Oral Health Champion’ study session, to support our existing in-house Oral Health Champions in the Home.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital
  • Free bottle of water and fresh fruit with every meal deal purchased at the staff dining rooms every day.
  • 16th March Display and patient meal tasting session Gledhow Wing foyer  11.30 -1-30( Deputy CEO to visit)
  • 17th March Chief medical officer to visit FY1 nutrition training session
  • 18th March Display stand and dementia crockery samples at Dementia Conference – Thackery Museum
  • 19th March Display and patient meal tasting session LGI Venue TBC 11.30 -1-30
  • 20th March Display boards, audits and competitions on various wards across the Trust and 1pm Chief Exec visit – ward TBC
  • Treloar Trust
  • I wanted to let you know our plans for Nutrition and Hydration week this year as it is a bit of a new venture for us.
    We are a school and college for students with mental and physical disability. For the last two years we have run a nutrition week which looks at five different themes during the week . Subjects covered include fruits and vegetables , bone health , constipation ! etcWe include all aspects of school / life in the week from linked lessons in the classroom , special dishes served in the dining halls , competitions on the residential houses , workshops in the cookery rooms and displays in the main reception area.This year , we have decided to hold our week in Nutrition and Hydration week and really hope to explore and embrace the global impact of such an event with our students. We will be having three themed days instead of five looking at the topics  of water , milk and fruit juices. We will then be able to include the issues of hydration , milk production and related foods as well as calcium and bone health, 5 a day , fibre and vitamins under the umbrella of those three ‘ fluids ‘.In addition we are planning to host a tea party where we will be serving sandwiches and cakes made with soaking solutions / thickeners. We have very recently started serving moulded puree meals to our students on puree diets and it has been extremely successful. Nutrition and hydration week will provide us with the opportunity to develop this further and allow the students to taste and enjoy food previously inaccessible to them.I am looking forward to the week and seeing the impact it will have on students and staff here at Treloars.
  • Leicestershire County
  • In Leicestershire County we are celebrating Nutrition & Hydration Week in conjunction with NHS and Public Health support and the following
    • Press Releases
    • T Dance Thursday 19th March at Leicester Salvation Army Conference Centre, Wigston with afternoon tea and prize competition , leaflets  and information stands
    • Posters , Competition and hydration book mark , advice and information through our ICare Community Meals Service and libraries and our partners such as local authorities NHS Dietetics Services,  Public Health and Housing Associations Police Fire and Trading Standards
    • I have just sent out entry forms to our providers to encourage them to enter the Care Homes East Midlands Bake-Off Competition organised by our colleague in Nottingham City. The event is Wednesday 18th March at Cherry Trees Care Home, Nottingham and is being sponsored by Unilever. Harfield Tableware has also offered to provide display plates for your cakes, free of charge
  • Retirement Concepts, Dufferin Care Centre, British Colombia, Canada
  • We are planning a Global High Tea Party on March 18 as part of Canadian Nutrition Month with the goal of raising awareness of good hydration as well as proper nutrition. We are serving High Tea in our special occasion china cups with cocktail snacks in the afternoon followed by a concert by our residents with their Music Therapist called the Dufferin Bell Ringers. At the event we will read out “Fun Fact” about food and nutrition, and the importance of keeping hydrated. Our Dietitian will also be publishing  a nutrition information article in our newsletter and preparing a bulletin board presentation and hand-outs for residents, staff and visitors. We will also launch our facility hydration program.
  • Knollcrest Lodge
  • Our home will participating in Nutrition and Hydration Week by holding in services for staff on why Hydration is important in all walks of life,  Information on the importance of proper hydration will be going to Meals on Wheels recipients and beverages with their meals during the week of 16-22 March.  Our main event is our Canadian Tea Party in morning on March 18th and non alcoholic cocktails in the afternoon during our Regular Bar Day.
  • County Hospital, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • These are the events we have planned at County Hospital for the forthcoming Nutrition & Hydration Week 16th – 20th March inclusive.
  • Showcase the range of modified consistency meals now on offer at County Puree/Pre-mashed and Soft Fork-mashable, to display these as actual meals made up
  • Showcase the blue crockery/mugs etc  and why important in the care of patients with dementia and have a bland meal on a white plate and the same meal on the blue plate to demonstrate how the food stands out and looks more appetising (white fish/white sauce with mashed pots
  • Launch the new finger food menu and have a display and why important
  • New NHS blue water jug and again with info on why this has changed within the NHS for the benefit of the patients
  • We will have a display in our restaurant corridor showcasing the above.
  • Portuguese Dietetics Association (APD)
  •  Portuguese Dietetics Association (APD) will promote More Water, Less Salt (PT: Mais Água, Menos Sal) on Nutrition and Hydration Week. During the week we’ll launch to the media the results of a hydration on hospital study. Then, we are going to write tips for citizens to help them increase their levels of hydration, as well as tips to help them reduce salt consumption. To finish, we will be at Portuguese Parliament, to aware politicians about the high levels of salt consumption and the low consumption of water.This activities are embedded on our project Movimento 2020 (Action 2020). On 15 May (World Family Day) APD launched 20 challenges to be tackled between now and 2020. These challenges are supported on a digital platform and in numerous activities that will take place throughout the country. The major goals are: – to raise public awareness of the issues – to challenge the public to commit themselves to a change in their eating behaviour and lifestyles – to gain the long-term commitment of professionals in the areas of health, food, nutrition and dietetics APD will convene an Executive Council for the definition, creation, monitoring and evaluation of an activities plan and protocols for the success of this mission.
  • Princess Alice Hospice
  • a nutrition quiz
  • a staff and volunteer healthy lunchbox competition and
  • afternoon tea and smoothies events for patients, visitors, staff and volunteersDuring the week, we will be holding a number of events – including to underline how, by making positive changes to eating and drinking habits, people can improve their quality of life.
  • The centrepiece of our week will be a “Health-Being Forum” which will held in the Lecture Theatre at 3pm on 18 March. We are bringing the hospice community together to explore what a good diet is for the health and wellbeing of hospice staff and volunteers.
  • The form’s panel members include: the award-winning television journalist, Mrs Lynn Faulds Wood; Professor Joe Milward, Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Surrey;  Dr Aseem Malhotra, Consultant Cardiologist, medical writer and journalist and Science Director of Action on Sugar and Dr Eleni Tsiompanou, Consultant in Palliative Medicine – Princess Alice Hospice and Founder of the Health-Being Institute.
  • Under guidance of, Director of Fundraising, Nigel Seymour the panel will discuss good nutrition and lifestyle under the theme of “So you think your diet is good?”
  • Lakeland Long Term Care Ontario, Canada
  • On March 18th, Lakeland Long Term Care residents and staff will be participating in an afternoon tea.  Our plans are to have live entertainment, finger foods, cake and of course tea.  Participants will be encouraged to wear a fancy hat or fascinator.
  • Westbourne Sunrise Senior Living
  • Wednesday 18 March, 14:30pm – Good food that’s easy to swallow
  • For many older people, dysphagia means difficulty with swallowing food. While the solution often means pureed food, that doesn’t have to be as bland as it sounds. We will be a demonstration of the Thermomix method we use to create dishes that are easy to swallow, nutritious and look as appetising as non-pureed meals.
  • Thursday 19 March, 10:3am – Secrets of Nutrition
  • Our Nutritional Therapist will be providing an interesting and informative talk which will consider the importance of nutrition for mental health.
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • All week – Poster presentation at restaurants with information on:
  • Menu compilation – what is involved
  • Allergen information
  • Patient forums
  • Patient questionnaires
  • Waste surveys/ ward audits.
  • Afternoon teas
  • This will help emphasise the success of monthly afternoon tea across all hospital sites as a result of last year’s Nutrition week.
  • To coincide with the poster presentation a power point screensaver will be posted on the intranet for nutrition & hydration week.
  • All week
  • The introduction of a supper snack to wards for the week this will be monitored by catering to record uptake.
  • Tuesday – Smoothie/Juice service – To go to 2 wards and the Children’s ward and serve
  • Drinks for extra nutrition:
  • Fruity ginger beer smoothie
  • Milk based smoothie
  • Ensure Based Smoothie
  • Drinks for extra Hydration:
  • Elderflower
  • Blueberry & blackcurrant
  • Ginger
  • Raspberry & Lemon
  • Cordials to be offered Pimms style in jugs with added fruit.
  • Drinks to be served in a shot style disposable container to be available for patients and visitors.
  • Wednesday – A 5 a day fruit and veg presentation in the staff restaurants
  • Reasons for eating fruit and veg
  • What counts towards your 5 a day
  • Portion sizes
  • Change 4 Life – food swops
  • To include information on the stand about awareness of salt and sugar content in foods
  • Thursday
  • Aimed at ward staff to make them aware of the scale on which we operate, and how their patient’s meals are prepared and distributed to wards. This is to be organised for the week prior to Nutrition & Hydration week to emphasise the importance of nutrition & hydration for our patients. The catering managers will discuss this with the site matrons.  Ward staff to phone to book a place on the tour information to go out on the weekly bulletin for this.
  • Ward audit with clinical matron and dietician( suggest perhaps a student if possible) and catering Manager. A snapshot view of a meal service with a focus on nutrition and food waste.
  •  Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • As a trust we are very much supporting Nutrition and Hydration Week again this year. We started the nutrition link professionals off on a mission to come up with some innovative ideas to promote the campaign. The catering team are going to support Worldwide Afternoon tea again with scones and cakes being delivered to all inpatient areas. We are meeting up with our communications team to plan how we are going to advertise and promote the week across the trust and locally.
  • At Nottingham University Hospitals for Nutrition and Hydration week
  • University Hospitals of Leicester
  • We are all very excited to be promoting Nutrition and Hydration week at University Hospitals of Leicester. We have decided to focus each day on a different theme of our choice relating to Nutrition and Hydration within our hospital.Our timetable of the week will be:
  • Monday – Highlighting the importance of the MUST screening tool for malnutrition.
  • Tuesday – Focus on the importance of hydration including guidance on ensuring each patient receives hydration as part of their experience and safety.
  • Wednesday – Worldwide afternoon cream tea (to be sponsored by Nutricia) on our care of the elderly/dementia wards.
  • Thursday – Focusing on how to accurately weigh patients and complete food record charts as part of our nutrition care.
  • Friday – A particular focus on the importance of Complan shakes in hydration which are currently just beginning to be used across our NHS trust.In previous years, the trust has used an information stand to promote Nutrition and Hydration week but this has received a disappointing turnout. This year, we will be producing/resourcing leaflets and posters to promote each theme which will be available on all wards. We will also be promoting the week through the staff internet, patient website, trust newsletter, and social media including twitter.We will also be producing a video which will summarise our messages from Nutrition and Hydration Week and particularly focus on the worldwide afternoon tea. This video will be used as part of the ‘everybody counts’ campaign which our NHS  trust is currently running, and the video will be open for staff and the public to view.
  • Bow Valley College Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
  • Bow Valley College is proud to  offer the Nutrition Manager (NM) Certificate, a program accredited by CSNM. This program is entirely online, except for the final practicum, therefore, we do not have learners physically in the college, but throughout Canada, studying in their communities.I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of a couple of events planned in recognition of Nutrition and Hydration week. Because of the lack of physical presence of NM learners, our events may look a little different than that of other colleges or participants.Bow Valley College, in partnership with Sodexo, will have an information table set up outside the Market cafeteria during Nutrition and Hydration Week. This table will hold information on nutrition and food choices including but not limited to the Canada Food Guide, hydration requirements, healthy meal choices, etc. We will also promote the event through our social media routes, our internal telecommunications routes including my Campus internal website and our college televisions. Both our Practical Nurse learners and Health Care Aide learners will be encouraged to participate in this week with discussions related to this important topic in class and clinical courses.On March 18, Worldwide Afternoon Tea, Sodexo will offer a tea special in the Market, highlighting the day.
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • We have a wide range of activities across our inpatient areas. We have various displays, mocktail and tea party’s and are getting staff and patients involved. We are doing various tweets too to share what we are doing. We have had t shirts printed with N&H week logo on back and at front a message about documentation good nutrition and hydration ‘NIBBLE, NIBBLE, SIP, SIP AND WRITE IT DOWN’. So far, so good and a lot more going on for rest of week.
  •  Squash Stix
  • Hydration is something we are really passionate about and we are very keen to get involved in Hydration week. In order to get involved within our budgets we have prepared the following bits:
    1. Incentive to Hydrate

    We have given all three distributors of Squash Stix into Healthcare a rewards incentive to pass across to customers to allow them to see the benefits of using the product at a reduced cost.

    2. Hydration blog

    We have a blog article on hydration in hospitals going up next week. This is to promote hydration, it’s benefits and also contain links to the hydration week site to increase awareness.

    1. Hydration Pack

    We have a pack going out in March which will contain facts about hydration in healthcare. This won’t be focused on Squash Stix and we hope it will raise awareness of how hydration can improve care conditions.

    1. Free stock to encourage hydration

    At a cost to Squash Stix we have carefully selected a few hospitals that we will be donating free stock to during the week to allow them to give Squash Stix to patients and encourage them to hydrate.

  • The Quality Improvement team at Essex County Council will be hosting a stand in the Atrium at County Hall, Chelmsford on Monday 16th March and Thursday 19th March to raise awareness where staff can come and play the Nutrition Hydration online game and test their knowledge on Hydration facts, for instance did you know simply breathing in and out uses more than a pint of water a day?? We will also be supported on the Thursday by Care Home Practitioner colleagues from SEPT who will offer support and guidance around Nutrition and Hydration as well having some goodies for everyone that comes over!
  • PROSPER – (Promoting Safer Provision of Care for Elderly Residents) are working with residential and care homes across Essex to promote Nutrition and Hydration Week.

         Sherrell House

  • Monday 16th – Residents will be trying a different variety of fruits.
  • Tuesday 17th – Baking session with residents.
  • Wednesday 18th – We will be taking part in the Worldwide Afternoon Tea with a Canadian Theme
  • Thursday 19th – Residents will help the chef preparing vegetables for lunch and dinner
  • Friday 20th – Come dine with me – Staff and family members can sit with residents and have lunch together
  • Fresh juice available to all residents
  • Bottle of water given to all resident to promote hydration
  • Everyday making sure resident have drink available in front of them whether in room and lounge

        Cunningham House

  • Friday 20th – Alice In Wonderland Mad Hatters Tea Party

         Poplars residential home and Brenalwood residential home

  • Wednesday 18th – Joint morning coffee event
  • Poplars Residential Home, Walton on the Naze
  • MONDAY 16TH  Make you own fruit smoothie
  • TUESDAY 17TH  Irish stew and Guinness tasting
  • WEDNESDAY 18TH Make your own jelly
  • THURSDAY 19TH  Come dine with us (Families welcome for dinner)
  • FRIDAY 20TH Fruity Friday (fruit tasting)
  • SATURDAY 21ST Cheese and wine tasting with sing along
  • SUNDAY 22NDSeated exercising followed by afternoon tea

         Glengariff residential home, Carnarvon nursing home and Corner House residential home

  • Hosting ‘Come Dine with Me’ events – Residents will be going to each home with a member of staff, tasting their normal food and rating it!

         Partridge Care Centre

  • Tuesday 17th – Irish Tea Party
  • Friday 20th – Global Tea Party

        Chalkney House

  • 17th March – multi cultural food event where the different carers of various nationalities will be bringing in a different foods from their countries.
  • They will also be doing a great British bake off event (date to be confirmed).

        De La Mare residential home

  • Wednesday 18th – Tea at the Ritz!, with a pianist playing and staff will be dressed at waitresses and waiters

         Lime Court

  • We are going to be having a smoothie of the day every day, Fruity Friday and on Tuesday 17th we are holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party with staff being asked to dress as Disney Characters and the residents will judge and award prizes with a production from entertainers in the afternoon.

         Essex County Council’s Hospital Assessment Teams at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow

  • We are going to have a tea party as part of the global tea party and have invited NHS colleagues from within the hospital to take part as well to promote and highlight these two areas both from a health stand point but also from Social Care as well.
  •  More updates from PROSPER
  • For the Global tea party – 5 Southend Care Group homes  (Well House, Trippier House, Scarletts Residential Home, Ramsey Manor Residential home and Poplars Residential Home) will be having a global tea party at Ramsey Manor in Dovercourt where a number of residents from each of the homes will meet and take part in activities with members of the community and families being invited in to take part and judge competitions taking place. In the run up to the event the different homes will be making cakes with residents to be eaten at the party!
  • Wednesday 18th March – Beechlands Residential Home , Loughton, have invited a local school to come to the home to take part in the global tea party and as part of the day will be offering pamper sessions for a number of residents as well as other activities within the home.
  • Tuesday 17th March – Poplars residential home, Walton on the Naze , will be having an Irish Themed event involving everything Irish including Irish stews to celebrate St Patricks day with residents and to promote Nutrition and Hydration Week.
  • Scarletts Residential home Colchester
  • Monday 16th March – Milkshake Mayhem Monday
  • Tuesday 17th March – Hard Rock Café
  • Wednesday 18th March – Global Tea Party at Ramsay
  • Thursday 19th March – Come Dine With Me
  • Friday 20th March – Jelly Fruity Friday
  • Saturday 21st March – Coffee Morning
  • Sunday 22nd March – Smoothie Sunday
  • Chaplin Lodge Residential Home, Wickford who are part of PROPSER are taking part in the Global Tea Party alongside other Orchard Care homes in Essex where residents from each of the homes will go to other homes in the group in Essex to take part in the tea party and other activities that will be going on.
  • Health Service Provider ACE (Anglian Community Enterprise) in North East Essex
  • ACE leads for Pressure Ulcers C, Continence and Falls have arranged an Afternoon Tea Party at Clacton Hospital on 18th March 2015. The event will be advertised throughout ACE and will be aimed at staff, patients and their families. The event will be supported by a few of our Services such as: Pressure Ulcer Team, Falls Team, Continence Service, Fresh ‘n’ Fruity Team, Community Dieticians and Community Nursing. We will be promoting the information leaflets currently used as part of the ‘Food First’ campaign
  • Glengariff Residential Home
  • Glengariff Residential Home, Clacton on sea, is holding a competition with a local school getting involved with the title being HYDRATION HEROES. Staff members from the school and a resident recently visited the school to speak to classes about the importance of Nutrition and Hydration. The children have been asked to draw pictures of a hydration hero and it is hoped by doing this we can promote hydration to  children.The top five designs will be picked by residents within the home and these will then be taken to London to be judged by Caroline Lecko at the launch of Nutrition Hydration Week with the winner being invited to the home on the 16th MarchIt is hoped that Prosper can have the winning picture as its mascot and staff within the home will become known as HYDRATION HEROES
  • Strathmore Care
  • 16 March  Milton house (Westcliff) will be baking healthy cakes, making fruit salad and jelly shots
  • 17 March Meyrin House will be having a mad hatters tea party with lots of different food and drink to try and fun and games.
  • 18 March Fairview House will be joining the worldwide tea party with a red and white theme to support Canada.
  • 19 March Whittingham House will be making their own smoothies and juices choosing their own fruit and mixtures.We will also be holding talks and testing various foods and fluids with residentsAlso each member of staff will be trained all week on the 10 key points and on nutrition in our residents. Strathmore has also signed the pledge!We fully support NHW but at Strathmore this is standard practice which we carry out each and every day, its so important to promote healthy nutrition in residents and to train our staff.I have contacted the local newspaper The Echo and hope to hear back from them.
  • Brenalwood Residential Home – tea at the Ritz with tea, coffee and a large selection of cakes and fancies will be available for the residents
  • Croft House
  • Monday               Melon Monday – different varieties of melon in a cocktail
  • Tuesday               St Patrick’s Day Supper – no explanation needed
  • Wednesday        Winey Wednesday – wines from around the world served with lunch
  • Thursday             Thirsty Thursday – milkshake day!
  • Friday                    Fruity Friday – different exotic fruits
  • Sunday                 Sunday Sundaes
  • Colne Place Residential Home – The home will be taking part in the Global Tea Party in the home and will be running this to co-inside with their focus on hydration as part of the PROPSER project having just recently undertaken their training and found an aim
  • Mamora Residential Home – Mamora is to take part in the Global Tea party in the home and will be inviting all families and members of the community who want to attend. The home will also be creating a display in the home showing jugs, cups and measurements to give residents, staff and families a better idea of hydration and to increase understanding of the importance of it.
  • Admirals Reach Nursing and Residential Home
  • Monday  16th
  • Ice cream cornets
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Tuesday  17th
  • Quiz on food and drink
  • Wednesday  18th
  • Epping owls and hawks display followed by refreshment and tea and cakes
  • Thursday  19th
  • Ice fairy cakes with residents for afternoon tea
  • Friday  20th
  • Tea party (afternoon)
  •  Penny Pots Residential Home , Clacton on Sea
  • 16th ‘Make you own Smoothie Day’. We will be pushing out the liquid diet boat with a plethora of smoothies, juices and frozen sorbets for the pickiest of palates.  Service users can pick their preferred ingredients at the Smoothie Station where we chop, blend and whizz nutritious ingredients into a delicious snack for everyone to enjoy.
  • 17th We are hoping for a sunny day and the alcohol free cocktails and fruit ice slush puppies we will be just the right refreshment for all our residents and visitors.
  • 18th World Soups.  We will be encouraging everyone to pick a new favourite soup when we ladle out some Cypriot Louvana, West Indian Chicken Soup, Chinese Chicken Sweetcorn and more.
  • 20th Coffee Morning and Great British Bake Off.  Our weekly coffee morning will be transformed into a haven of baked goodies to promote choice.
  • 21st World Tea Party.  We will be introducing the service users, staff, friends and family to a variety of teas from around the world.  South African Rooibus, Chinese Jasmine, English Earl Grey and Indian Chai are among the multitude of teas on our menu, for everyone to sample and enjoy.  We will have a variety of biscuits, scones and goodies to tantalize your taste-buds, with the option for Service Users to get involved and do some baking!
  • Games and activities all week.  We shall be providing information and displaying the daily recommended intake of salt, sugar, fat and fluids in order to educate our staff, residents and visitors.  Alongside healthy nutrition and a balanced diet, we are promoting the importance of mental and physical activities and exercise in a regular week.
  •  BUPA Colonia Court Nursing and Residential Home – Blomfield Unit 
  • We will be having a Nutrition and hydration awareness tea party. Families and visitors are invited to Blomfield house and to bring along any cakes or yummy’s they would like. Our kitchen is making us extra cakes and scones etc.
  • One of our senior carers will be going around with our homemade smoothies as a taste and test session and explaining how and when we introduce smoothies to diets.
  • Our Senior Dietician will be here to discuss fortifying diets and what families can do to support the care team and she will be available for individual chats if anyone feels they have concerns or need advice.
  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Abbott Nutrition pledges to continue to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of malnutrition in older people through our I-CARE initiative, supported by the Patients Association. The I-CARE checklist provides families and carers with an easy checklist of signs to be vigilant about: I – I will check Clothing, Appetite, Rings, Energy levels and encourages the individual at risk to seek medical advice.
  • Pentecostal Senior Citizens Home – Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • I am very excited to be a part of this initiative. We have scheduled our Tea Party for march 18, 2015 to celebrate and share Nutrition and Hydration Week with those at our facility including all residents and staff. I have contacted the other area managers to pass along the information on Nutrition and Hydration Week and it’s importance so that they too may organize events at their facilities.
  • Barts Health
  • Barts Health are planning to hold the following activates during Nutrition & Hydration Week-
  • Come Dine With Us across all of our Estate.
  • Raise awareness of the Nutrition Screening Tool that is used
  • Afternoon Tea Party on the 18th March on nominated wards at
  • Newham
  • Mile End
  • Whipps Cross
  • RHL
  • Barts
  • Healthy Eating Stand’s and posters in some of our Restaurants  (This will be continued) and include all of our Restaurants.
  • Working with Quorn and their products to produce a Barts Health Healthy Dish that will be available in all of our Restaurant during the     Nutrition & Hydration Week.
  • RE emphasise the importance of Protective Meal times.
  • Fruit and Veg Stall on main corridor at Whipps Cross Hospital
  • At Newham we have introduced the new patient led jugs across the hospital in time for the nutrition and hydration week.
    • We will also be replacing our afternoon cake with a scone, butter and jam for each patient across the hospital.
    • We will be promoting healthy eating for the week, as we already have the nutritional information displayed on our meal tickets.
    • Dieticians will be having a stand during the week to promote nutrition and hydration
    • The nutrition notice boards – for Rainbow, Silvertown and Stratford wards
    • ‘Come dine with us’ – suggested Stratford and Heather wards
    • Healthy Eating posters –  (restaurant, out patient waiting areas , entrance stand + spare)
    • Pull up stands advertising the week will be made available through the trust
  • Down To Earth Health
  • I would love to hold an Afternoon Tea on the 18th and I can certainly do an Tuesday Evening Snack also and am happy to work with the Canadian Theme. I will be offering healthy drinks and afternoon tea delights.
  • Village on the Isle Luke Haven – Florida
  • We started to gather our decorations and costumes for our tea party. I’m the white rabbit and the activities/ social director is the mad hatter. This year we are emphasizing good nutrition and hydration for both the staff and Residents. This week we are having a Mardi Gras buffet and also a Chinese New Year’s buffet to promote different cultures and traditions through food. As soon as the decorations and costumes are finished I will send you pictures.
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • Royal Derby Hospital will be pledging to have a stall in the main entrance of the hospital and offer a food tasting of what our patients are offered and also promote nutrition and hydration with a sample of homemade soup offer with a recipe for visitors/patients to take away to try at home.We have been asked to support the Trust on Wednesday 18th March by encouraging wards and visitors to have afternoon tea  party with the hospital patients on that day.Our restaurant will also be offering a meal deal linked in with nutrition and hydration.
  • Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Kings Lodge Ward 301)
  • We are holding an afternoon event entitled an Around The World Tea Party on Monday 16th March from 2-4
  • We have many different foods and snacks being prepared from several countries, Philippians, Uganda, America, India as well as English ones
  • We are decorating the ward with flags from around the world, flags decorated by patients as well as bought ones
  • We have the whole MDT on board – using it as part of patients therapy as wellVisitors are all aware and invitedInvites have gone out within the hospital
  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • we will have displays in all 13 community hospitals showing the public what we do with as much information as possible. We are also looking at undertaking an afternoon tea party on the 18th.
  • Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
  • We have a acquired a couple of dedicated trolleys which will be used in ward areas to supplement our drink and snack offer to our patients, we are concentrating on those areas where the patients are more prone to dehydration.The trolleys will be set up differently again to reflect the individual needs of the patient group. We feel that by establishing a dedicated trolley that we can encourage patients to help themselves to drinks where able. Our dietetic colleagues are assisting as we will ensure that we have a presence on the ward outside of the core snack round times.One of the outcomes that we are hoping for is that the Trust agree a policy for introducing ward beverage trolleys, certainly as this is in line with our future proposals. 
  • Royal Liverpool Hospital 

          Monday 16th March

  • To start the week an Awareness Event has been organized to promote the importance of Nutrition and Hydration within Patient Care in the Front    Entrance Reception Area of the Royal. The Dietitians, members of the SALT team, colleagues from the CQC team and Dementia Nurse Specialist  have all been invited to put up a stand to promote this and ISS will also have a stand and be doing food tastings. This event will run from 11.00 – 14.00

          Tuesday 17th March

  • A number of the Matrons will be on Ward level at either lunch or supper times to help serve patient meals today.

         Wednesday 18th March

  • This afternoon we will be joined by the Chair of the Hospital Caterers Association, Andy Jones, who will be attending a Tea Party organized for members of the Chinese Community in the Royals Staff Restaurant. Our Chief Executive, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Nurse have also been invited along with colleagues from the CQC team, ISS and members of the Patients Council. This Tea party will take place between 3.00pm and 4.00pm

        Thursday 19th March BGH Site Event

  • Events takes place on the Broad Green site today where we will be hosting an afternoon Tea Party for patients from wards 4, 5 and 8 in (hopefully) the ward 8 Day Room. The Matron, Ward Managers of wards 4, 5 and 8 and the Dietitians and members of the SALT team who look after these wards have also be invited to attend. This Tea party will take place between 3.00pm and 4.00pm

        Friday 20th March

  • To finish the week, we will be hosting an afternoon Tea party for all the second floor patients at the Royal, to be held in ward 2X’s Day room . The Matron for this area plus Chief Executive, Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Nurse and the Dietitians and members of the SALT team who look after this area will all be invited to attend.
  • Unilever Food Solutions, is getting behind Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015 by offering a series of free City & Guilds accredited Health and Nutrition Training courses to care home caterers. The one-day courses, which run from 24 February to 11 March, will give care home caterers an excellent grounding in nutrition and inspire them with simple changes they can make to their care home menus.
    • Courses will run across the UK, in:

    –      Leatherhead, 24th February 2015

    –      Gloucestershire, 26th February 2015

    –      Birmingham, 3rd March 2015

    –      Manchester, 5th March 2015

    –      Kilmarnock, 11th March 2015

    To register your interest in the course or for more information please ring Robina Bradley on 01372 946315.

    Places are filled on a first come first served basis. All attendees will need to pre-register for the course two weeks in advance of the event date

  • Tuesday 17th March the British Dietetic Association’s Food Counts Group, National Nurses Nutrition Group and Hospital Caterers Association are planning a one day event based on the ‘Power of Three’. Places are limited and can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/driving-patient-catering-together-tickets-15217735657
  • Hungarian Dietetic Association
    We would like to report on our work in Hungary. We contacted the dietitian and the manager of a residential home in Budapest where we are going to organize the World Tea Party on 18th of March.  We will provide fruit tea and tea biscuits for all 550 residents of the home. We discussed the program with a representative of the Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences too. Tea and biscuits will be served by volunteer students of the Department of the Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences, since there are about 300 bedridden residents in this care home.
  • Our plans for the next weeks: Contacting nurseries. We would like to give maple leaves made of paper and decorated by the pupils (aged 5-6) for each resident of the home with their tea. Our association will print the maple leaf shapes, forward them to the nurseries and collect the coloured ones.
  • In January: Writing the first draft of the Nutritional Academy Newsletter in March, the posts (16th-22nd of March) on our Facebook page, and planned press release in the topic of preventing malnutrition and dehydration. Site visit in the care home.
  • In February: Finalization of the press release, posts and Nutritional Academy Newsletter in March. Purchase ingredients for the World Tea Party. Training the dietitian students for the voluntary work.
  • Updated plans from the Hungarian Dietetic Association
  • First of all I would like to say it’s fantastic to see the Hungarian Dietetic Association as a supporter of the Nutrition and Hydration Week. I’m pleased to announce we are nearly ready for this event.We have prepared the following for our World Tea Party event:Everyone will get a coloured maple leaf made of paper by 5-6 year old children. 430 leaves are laminated, so residents can put it under the tea-cup as a coaster or they can use it as a bookmark later on. The rest 120 leaves have been left plain, without lamination, as they are to be used for leaf garlands. These garlands will decorate the rooms of people suffering from the later stages of dementia.While visiting the site, we discovered that the residential home didn’t have any stoneware teacups or saucers, just plastic ones. They also don`t have metal spoons, because they cannot afford them.  The Hungarian Dietetic Association is going to deliver 100 stoneware mugs and metal spoons for free.We will provide fruit tea by the courtesy of Unilever Ltd and tea biscuits (traditional, sugar free and soft ones for those who have got swallowing difficulties) for all 550 residents of the home. Tea biscuits are going to be donated by the Hungarian Confectionery Manufacturers Association.300 bedridden residents in this care home will be served by 28 students of the Department of the Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences of the Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences. Training of these volunteers was completed on 24th February.Programme is on 18th March at the residental home (Address: 117 Pesti Street, Budapest, 1173)3.00 p.m.  The tea party will be opened by the  Manager of Residental Home3.05 p.m.  Welcome speech by the President, Hungarian Dietetic Association3.10 p.m.  Presentation about `Preventing malnutrition and dehydration by the  General Secretary, Hungarian Dietetic Association3.30 p.m.  World Tea PartyPhotographs of the event are to be taken.Further on Nutrition and Hydration Week:Between 16th and 22nd of March on our Facebook page we will deal with the importance of hydration and preventing malnutrition. https://www.facebook.com/teritekenazegeszseg?ref=profileThe Nutritional Academy’s Newsletter in March also will be linked to preventing malnutrition and 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.
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • As part of the week we hope to involve activities with patients, families and staff. We plan to take part in WORLD TEA PARTY DAY, non-alcoholic cocktail making sessions with patients and their families as well as much more.
  • Confirmed tea party being held on the 18th March.  Also ideas such as tea tasting, smoothie tasting, ward recipe books to be created as well as staff family and friends to be encouraged to take part were all discussed at the last Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015 planning meeting.  We look to involve local press and our internal communications team to help network and advertise our events.
  • Just an update on what our plans are currently and the progress we are making in promoting NHW2015. All of our shared purpose wards are busy  promoting the week and spreading the word. The  weekly newsletter gets shared amongst the team and discussed.  Since our last update we have confirmed some more plans on how we can make 2015 NHW the best year yet!
  • Awareness board built to promote the week and gather support leading up to the week.
  • Themed World high tea party’s for the 18th March are all confirmed….Themes such as Canadian, Miners and English high tea are all confirmed and are currently being planned and promoted.
  • Our communications team have released an advert encouraging staff to engage and to begin planning for the week.  Local press and further internal communication’s  will be involved nearer the time.
  • Staff are being encouraged to make their pledge online.Our shared purpose project manager is currently building an info graphic (poster) that highlights the importance of an nutrition assistant and how an better awareness of nutrition amongst the team has a positive effect on our patients nutritional care and wellbeing.As part of our shared purpose project we have up to date( since June 2014 ) offered an extra 3455 snack’s one of our wards. If we continue at the same rate over a period of 12 month’s we will reach  5766 extra snack’s offered to our patients !!! An average calorie per snack is 180 calories so we would of offered an extra 1,037,880 MILLION calories over a 12 month period. This is something we are really proud of here at Northumbria……. We have adapted a slogan “Food is a cheap drug”
  • Fanshawe College  – Ontario Canada
  • Here at Fanshawe College we are preparing for  the Nutrition and Hydration Week in March – we have incorporated an assignment into one of our classes and have involved our Student Union in promoting our event. Basically, we are doing a hydration screening of our student population and providing hydration education to them. 
  • At Fanshawe College the students are doing a Hydration Screening of students on Friday March 20 . We will be using student designed screening tools to assess students hydration levels; their favourite hydration fluids etc. We will have posters out in Forwell Hall. The Student Union is providing Fanshawe water bottles and  Dasani  Water is providing small water bottles to give away. Students are developing Hydration Fact Sheets to distribute at the event
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership Nutrition and Hydration Week
  • Monday 16th March – “Smoothie Monday” All wards will receive fruit smoothies to promote hydration and increase fluid consumption
  • Tuesday 17th March – “St Patricks Day” Special Irish menu served in the De La Mare. All wards will received fresh soup at lunchtime accompanied with Irish Soda bread. Followed by a slice of homemade Irish tea loaf to enjoy with a cuppa in the afternoon
  • Wednesday 18th March – “A Nutrition Quiz” Do you know your calories? Guess the calorific content of the list of common food items. The winner will be entitled to a 3 course meal for two in the De La Mare restaurant, Hollins Park. Entries will be available online or handed in to the De La Mare restaurant.
  • Thursday 19th March – “World’s Biggest Tea Party” All wards with receive afternoon tea. Volunteers to become part of the catering department for the afternoon will help serve the tea.
  • Friday 20th March – “Fruity Friday” To promote hydration and as an alternative to the usual tea and coffee, all wards will receive a selection of healthy fruit teas.