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Nourishing Drinks Recipes

Nourishing drinks can be a helpful way to boost your nutritional intake. They are nutrient dense drinks that can be useful if someone has a poor appetite and is at risk of malnutrition, which can be tailored to individual preferences. The videos below show you how to make 5 different nourishing drinks. We would encourage you to be creative and adapt the flavours according to different tastes and preferences. Please find links to the videos below and we hope you or those you are caring for enjoy them:

The following advice sheets have useful information including for those at risk of malnutrition and dehydration.

Eating Well - Improving Nutrient Intake

One Page Advice Sheets


Environmental Considerations


Other Things to Consider

Faltering Growth in Children over 5

Additional links and information

  1. British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The cost of malnutrition in England and potential cost savings from nutritional interventions (full report). Southampton: BAPEN; 2015. Available from:
  2. The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group of the British Dietetic Association. A Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition, 4th edition. PENG; 2011.
  3. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition (CG32). London: NICE; 2006. Available from:
  4. Water UK. Wise up on water! Hydration and healthy ageing. London: Water UK; 2005.
  5. British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. The ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’ (‘MUST’). BAPEN; 2003.’  
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