Applying the key principles of nutrition to nursing practice

Kim Coxall, Emma Dawes, Emma Forsyth, Hilary Lloyd

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This article outlines the importance of good nutrition in adults and children. With reference to adult nursing, the article highlights the benefits of nutritional screening of patients, identifies alternative foods for undernourished patients, and discusses why feeding and planning meal times are vital aspects of patient care. In terms of paediatric nursing, the article discusses the implications of childhood obesity and the importance of eating the right balance of foods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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