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North Beds: Dietitian Clinics for advice and information
Intended audience group: 1
Unpaid carers*, paid carers, volunteers, people living with conditions and personal assistants of care
unpaid carer could be a friend or family member looking after someone with an additional need or disability that could not manage without that support
To promote the detection of malnutrition risk using the malnutrition universal screening tool (MUST) and managing those at risk using everyday foods (choosing those which are high in energy and nutrition, taking food and fluids little and often and fortifying with foods such as milk powder, cream, spread and oils).
The five community dietitians see patients in clinics in Sandy, Biggleswade, Shefford, Flitwick, Ampthill and Kempston.
They also see patients in nursing and residential care homes and provide advice to care staff, caterers and the residents themselves on eating for health.