Hospital Foodie is a nutrition application that can be used in hospitals to accurately monitor patients’ food and nutrient intake. It was created to help overcome the shortcomings of current nutrition provision for the elderly in hospitals.
It works by;
1. Screening patients on admission to hospital to identify any nutritional deficits and calculate their daily requirements.
2. Accurately monitoring food and nutrient intake-at the event of a shortfall hospital staff will be alerted.
3. Individual preferences are taken into account. For example; rather than providing everyone with three meals per day there is the option to have smaller ‘mini meals’ provided at a time that suits the patients and their treatment.
4. A follow up nutritional report is created to help the patient maintain optimum nutrition and improve their recovery following discharge from hospital.
For more information see; http://www.hospitalfoodie.com/It is hoped that hospital foodie will help drive a higher standard of nutrition both within hospital and after hospital admission improving the health and wellbeing of elderly patients.