Care for yourself as well as the person you care for

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Care for yourself as well as the person you care for
  • Choose easy meals that are both suitable for you and the person you are caring for.
  • Nutritious ideas for snacks and mid meals include sandwiches, plain toast, raisin toast, yoghurt, custard, fruit smoothies or other milk drinks, hearty soup and even a bowl of breakfast cereal.
  • Don’t feel bad about using convenience foods. There are lots of good choice available at the supermarket, such as frozen vegetables, yoghurt, lasagne, and prepared salads.
  • Keeping well hydrated is as important as eating. Fluids include water, juice, tea, milk and many others options..
  • Why not invite someone for a meal from time to time? Having company could make eating much more enjoyable.

 

 Adapted from Eating Well, NSW government (lhttp://www.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/ourservices/nutrition/Documents/EatingWellResource.pdf)