Good nutrition levels are essential for health and all service users have the right to a balanced and nutritious diet. Particular concerns have been raised in recent years over the nutritional status of elderly people.

This topic covers the provision of nutritional care in both residential adult social care and in domiciliary care.

Related information can be found in the topics on Meals and Mealtimes and Food Hygiene.

Employers' Duties

In care home settings, the registered person should:

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