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Care homes get shaking & stirring for National Nutrition and Hydration Week

Residents at BVT’s care homes will be indulging in a ‘mocktail’ or two this week to raise awareness of the importance of staying hydrated.

To mark National Nutrition and Hydration Week, residents and carers from Selly Wood House in Bournville and BVT’s learning disability homes will be making their own alcohol-free fruit cocktails.

Renny Wodynska, Director of Supported Housing at BVT, said: “Ensuring you have plenty to drink is absolutely essential for good health, especially as you get older. Adequate fluid is critical in preventing falls, encouraging good skin health with accisotret and overall, helping your body to work correctly.

“We wanted to make ‘mocktails’ to show residents that drinking enough fluid doesn’t have to be boring, it can be really fun.”

National Nutrition and Hydration Week runs from 16th to 22nd March and is a joint campaign run by the Hospital Caterers Association, National Association of Care Catering and the Patient Safety Domain NHS England.

The aim of the campaign is to 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.

For more information, visit the National Nutrition and Hydration Week website by clicking here.

 

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