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Light Meals and Snacks

Short, simple leaflet produced in partnership with NHS Grampian to support people who have been using nutritional supplements to ensure weight maintenance. Suggested light meals and snacks with a minimum of 220kcal and 5g protein.

Classification:PiL (Patient Information Leaflet) Enforcement of healthy eating messages for self-management - advice is easily understood requiring no additional explanation.

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  • To support weight gain or weight maintenance for people who are aiming to stop or reduce their use of food supplements.

    • Be able to choose individual or combinations of foods which give an equivalent amount of protein and energy to a prescribed supplement.
    • Know how to combine foods/liquids to give an equivalent amount of protein and energy to a prescribed supplement.
    • Know where to get further help and advice.

    Evidence Base:

    • Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA). (1991) Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom (Report on Health and Social Subjects No 41). London: The Stationery Office.
    • Gibbs Michelle, Baldwin Christine and Weekes Christine Elizabeth. (2012) Supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at-risk adults. http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD009840/frame.html
    • Brotherton A, Simmonds N, Stroud M. Malnutrition Matters: Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care. A report on behalf of the BAPEN Quality Group A report on behalf of the BAPEN Quality Group 2010.
    • A. C. Milne, J. Potter, A. Vivanti and A. Avenell. (2009) Protein and energy supplementation in elderly people at risk from malnutrition. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (2) 003288.
    • Stratton R. BAPEN Symposium 4 on ‘Challenges of enteral feeding from the acute to the community setting’ Should food or supplements be used in the community for the treatment of disease-related malnutrition? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2005), 64, 325–333.
    • Nice (2006) Nutrition Support in Adults.
    • SACN (2008) Nutritional well being of the British Population.
    • SACN (2011) Dietary Reference Values for Energy.
    • Stratton, C.,et al.,(1999) A critical, systematic analysis of the use of oral nutritional supplements in the community Clin Nut 18 (supp 2):29-84
    • Stratton, R., Greene, C., et al (2003) Disease Related Malnutrition: An evidence-based approach to treatment. CABI Publishing
    • C E Weekes, P W Emery, M Elia. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Dietary counselling and food fortification in stable COPD: a randomised trial Thorax (2009).
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