Nutrition & brain injury

Many clients with a brain injury will leave hospital and enter the rehabilitation stage in a state of malnutrition, meaning that their body has been deprived of the required nutrition – vitamins, minerals, energy and protein to optimise their rehabilitation potential and their general health. A dietitian involved in all stages post brain injury can work with the client, their family, support workers and the larger multidisciplinary team to optimise nutrition for rehabilitation and to prevent the long term nutritional health consequences of poor nutrition.

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The nutritional needs of brain injury clients

Clients with brain injuries have very individual needs. Nutritional intervention needs to be adapted to their understanding and their unique eating behaviours, considering all aspects of our clients lives to ensure food fits in with their social situation. Red Pepper Nutrition prides themselves on this unique delivery of individual and creative nutritional education, aimed at engaging and including clients, their family and support staff in their nutritional care, whilst listening to the important psychological impact that food choices and control have on our clients’ lives.

Nutritional education to brain injury clients

Red Pepper Nutrition provide nutritional education to clients across the range of brain injury severity and social situations. As dietitians, we will work with yourself as an individual, a case manager, or as part of a larger multidisciplinary team to provide a package of care to suit you and your situation.