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Care Home Resources

Care Home Resources

Care Home Guidance

Food Fortification Resources

NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group supports the use of home mademilkshakes and food fortificationto ensure thatindividuals receive a nutritionally balanced  diet consisting of adequate calories. We do not endorse the prescribing of Oral Nutritional Supplements for residents in care homes, unless specific exclusion criteria apply as outlined in the policy below. We are proud tosupport Food First.

Residents with a poor nutritional intake should be encouraged to eat fortified meals andoffered homemade milkshakes, high energy snacks etc instead of Oral Nutritional Supplements. A number of useful documents have been drawn up to assist care home staff with implementing the changes.