Nutrition & Dietetics Nutrition Support

Malnutrition is a serious condition that happens when your diet does not contain the right amount of nutrients. Signs of malnutrition include weight loss, increased tiredness and poor wound healing.

If you or someone you know is at risk of malnutrition it is important to recognise and treat early.

Calculate the risk of malnutrition for you or someone you know.

There are many causes of malnutrition including loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing and changes to taste and smell. If left untreated, malnutrition can cause loss of muscle strength, increased risk of infection and low mood.

If you are in the community and are worried that you or someone you know is at risk of malnutrition, take a look at the following resources. If weight loss continues or you have already lost a lot of weight without meaning to, please speak with your GP and they may refer you to a community dietitian.

For ways to increase energy and protein intake at home, click on the below links:

For ways to increase variety in your diet, click on the below links:

If you or someone you know is in hospital take a look at the following resources.

For ways to increase energy and protein intake in hospital:

Additional information

For information on nutrition and COVID 19: Malnutrition Pathway COVID-19 Leaflets

For information on malnutrition and specific conditions: https://www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/specific-resources 

For information on diet and specific conditions:

 https://www.bda.uk.com/food-health/food-facts.html

https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/pressure-ulcers-pressure-sores-diet.html

For information on managing a feeding tube at home: PEG and RIG_NBT002346.pdf

Contact Nutrition & Dietetics

Gate 10, Level 6, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital Bristol
Telephone: 0117 4145428

Nutrition & Dietetics Nutrition Support