The Skeleton in the Community Wardrobe
In the beginning In 1974 Charles Butterworth wrote “The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet”, an article referring to the lack of awareness amongst clinicians about the incidence of malnutrition in...Read more
There's no nutrition in food not eaten - Swallowing & nutrition risk
I was reminded of the problems people can experience when they have swallowing difficulties when visiting a relative in hospital a few weeks ago. Another patient in the four bedded...Read more
Q: “I have noticed that I have lost a lot of weight over the last 6 months without even trying. My doctor has told me I need to put on some weight, what can I do about it?"
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and wellbeing. There are many reasons for weight loss and it is great to see that you have explored the potential causes for this with your doctor. The good news is that gaining weight is achievable...Read more
Meet our consultant dietitian Kaye Dennison!
Our Pure Foods consultant dietitian & nutritionist Kaye Dennison, will be answering all of your nutritious & delicious questions.Read more
Food for pleasure – great tasting fortified food supports a good quality of life
It wasn’t too long ago that if you had a swallowing problem, your health outcomes and quality of life might not have been as positive as it can be these...Read more
Malnutrition Screening – Essential for detecting nutrition problems at an early stage
By Kaye Dennison - Dietitian Malnutrition in New Zealand is a real problem, especially in the older population. National studies illustrate malnutrition affects 20 to 50 percent of older...Read more
Parkinson's Disease & swallowing
By Renee Taylor - Speech Language Therapist Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is one of the more well-known progressive neurodegenerative conditions due in part to Mike J Fox and Muhammad Ali. Attention...Read more