Nutrition and Hydration


Nutrition and HydrationWater is essential to health, and is one of the six basic nutrients (along with carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, proteins and minerals), but is often  overlooked. This can result in vulnerable individuals missing out on the support they need to help maintain a healthy level of hydration.

The hydration toolkit has been developed nationally and adapted locally. Its aim is to help protect the well-being and safety of people by encouraging hydration best practice in the care environment. It provides practical advice on how to minimize the risk and potential harm that poor hydration can cause, and offers solutions to improving the provision of water to people/patients in care.

Herefordshire Hydration Campaign

Hydration Toolkit

Oral Nutritional Support

Please follow the link for advice and guidance when assessing at risk group who may require nutritional support:

Hydration for Health Pledge

We would like to encourage everyone to join us and take part in highlighting and promoting hydration for health between 9th and 20th July 2018.

You can participate by signing up to our pledge via our Eventbrite page

Resources and Useful Documents

pdf Top 10 Hydrating Foods Infographic (363 KB)

pdf Thousands Have Lived Without Love Poster (1.10 MB)

pdf The Benefits of Drinking More Water Infographic (351 KB)

pdf Remember to Hydrate Poster (591 KB)

pdf Making a Difference Everyday Poster (3.50 MB)

pdf Every Sip Counts Poster (680 KB)

pdf A Helping Hand Poster (267 KB)

pdf Tetley Care Hydration Handbook (3.49 MB)

pdf 18 Ways to Stay Hydrated Infographic (423 KB)

pdf Hydration Break Time Quiz (33 KB)

pdf WHOOSH Pledge Cards 2018 (364 KB)

document Hydration Board Game Booking Form (99 KB)