It can be normal for someone to lose their appetite when they are unwell, but weight loss should try to be avoided, especially for the elderly. If you have noticed a family member is accidentally losing weight, you should tell their healthcare team. Unintentional weight loss is one of the common signs of malnutrition.

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When kids are in hospital it is normal for the amount of food they eat to change. After all, they’re unwell, they are in a new place and the food is different. Try small, frequent snacks when your child is sick. This can help to improve their nutrition and is often better tolerated than large meals.

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The patient resources are not, and are not intended to be, medical advice, which should be tailored to your individual circumstances.  The patient resources are for your information only, and we advise that you exercise your own judgment before deciding to use the information provided. Professional medical advice should be obtained before taking action.  Please see here for terms and conditions.

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Delical offers a variety of great tasting oral nutrition supplement options for individuals unable to meet their nutritional needs through diet alone.

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1. Data accessed April 2021 https://www.openhealth.fr/ 

Milk, cheese and yoghurt play an integral role in healthy ageing thanks to their unique nutritional and physical structures.

However, only 1% of older adults are getting enough from the dairy food group every day (1).

These foods offer a tasty and affordable way to reduce malnutrition in older adults.

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1. Australian adults aged over 70. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4364.0.55.012. Australia Health Survey: Consumption of food groups from the Australian Dietary Guidelines, 2011-2012. Canberra 2016.

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Patients with malnutrition might look well but have you noticed…

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