Diet and Nutrition

Soft food helps to provide good diet and nutrition for patients with a brain injury who have difficulty swallowing.Good diet and nutrition underpins a patient’s overall health and wellbeing

Good diet and nutrition can help to reduce the risk of infection and other complications.

The dietitians at the RHN are responsible for making sure that each patient’s nutritional needs are met. Following a brain injury, many patients have difficulty swallowing and may rely on tube feeding in order to receive all of their nutrition and hydration.

Some may have a combination of tube feeding and food by mouth due to difficulties in taking in enough food. Others may be able to fully eat and drink by mouth but require additional help to maintain a healthy weight.

Our dietitians monitor every patient’s weight and adjust nutritional guidelines according to their needs.