“A Global Challenge” is the
strapline for the week. No matter which angle you look at it from providing
food and drink in sufficient quantities to maintain quality of life is
fundamental to all of us involved in health and social care regardless of
where in the world we are.
Search out your colleagues in
likeminded professional associations, sectors of industry, establishments
or services similar to yourself and you will find it’s a small world as
everyone is facing the same challenge - how do we ensure everyone receives
good nutrition and hydration when they are in our care?
The mission and aims of Nutrition
and Hydration Week continue to strike a chord with many involved with good
nutritional care around the world.
The mission “To create a global
movement that will 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.” The mission is
gaining strength though your continued participation in the week activities
A reminder of the
keys aims of the week:
Highlighting Good Nutrition and
Nutrition Advocates/Champions for
each health or social care setting
The minimum standards for good
nutrition in the respective settings
Continued Education for
professionals on good nutrition and hydration
To further embed The 10 Key
Characteristics for Good Nutritional Care (in the UK)
Judging by the feedback many of
you are working towards these aims and encompassing the mission of the week
as we have seen plenty of evidence of energy, focus and engagement. The
week is providing a legacy of good nutritional care and we continue to be
amazed by your endeavours in promoting good nutritional care wherever you
We Need Your
Whilst we’ve been out and about
recently meeting some of you and seeing the great work you are delivering,
you’ve been telling us about your initial plans for 2017’s week. It’s great
to know you are planning and have set up working groups but don’t forget to
drop us a line to tell us more about your plans, its promote the week and
your work. A few lines will do just some we can use to say “Hey did you
know xxxx have plans and this is an outline of what they are ....”
You may have seen
... (our idea?)
The results of an awards dinner
conversation.............. It was thrown into the ring what is the largest
scone ever made and could we beat it during the week?
The answer .............. is just
short of 120Kg and 3 ft 10 inches wide and it was made in New Zealand six
years ago. As a result of the comment and the support around the table plus
from other caterers on the evening, the challenge is being investigated
further. The social media tweets also drew a call from the other side of
the world to Andy one of week’s leads saying the record couldn’t be beaten,
a bit like red rag to a bull that call!
As they say investigations in to
the logistics behind it are taking place before a a further formal announcement
as to whether the challenge will be taken up.
We have heard ....
Our Canadian colleagues are
planning a webinar about the week in February next year. Thank you for your
continued support of the week and we are looking forward to your further
KEY ACTION POINT
TELL US YOUR PLANS!
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