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REHIS Eating Well for Older People

The REHIS Eating Well for Older People is a certificated, non-examined course that aims to provide participants with the knowledge and appreciation of the importance of good nutrition for older people and how to support them to eat well.

Date

15th February 2022

Location

Online via Zoom

Price

Free?

Yes

We will be delivering this course online using the platform Zoom. The course will take place on Tuesday 15th February from 9:30am - 1pm.

The REHIS Eating Well for Older People is a certificated, non-examined course that aims to provide participants with the knowledge and appreciation of the importance of good nutrition for older people and how to support them to eat well.

The course is non-clinical* and would be suitable for older people, (kinship) carers or anyone working with older people. It is packed with clear information that aims to cut through all the mixed messages around nutrition and offers many practical tips for supporting older people to eat well, including those with dementia.

This course is delivered by one of our team of experienced Association for Nutrition-Registered Nutritionists.

*Please note that this course is a general overview and does not cover nutritional interventions for medical conditions.

Pricing

Places on this course are currently FREE.

Who is this suitable for?

This course is open to everyone and is suitable for older people and anyone working with older people in the community, for example:

Volunteers, lunch club staff, health/social care staff, kinship carers, carers and support staff, community food development workers, home care workers, home helps, Food Train/MealMakers volunteers, friends and family, older people.

Details

The course takes three and half hours* and includes activities and discussions. Topics covered are:

  1. Eating for health and well-being
  2. The principles of getting a healthy balanced diet
  3. Nutritional and health needs of older people
  4. Over & under-nutrition
  5. Sarcopenia
  6. Osteoporosis
  7. Dehydration
  8. Dementia
  9. Supporting older people to eat well
  10. Influences and barriers
  11. Practical tips
  12. Case studies
  13. Resources.

If you have any questions or queries about this course, contact Jess at jessica.pearson@edinburghcommunityfood.org.uk or 0131 467 7326.

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