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Promoting good nutritional care
The Nutrition Game is an enjoyable board game designed with NHS specialists to help frontline healthcare staff and support workers reduce the incidence of malnutrition and dehydration.
It's an exciting, unusual and effective way for staff to learn by developing short discussions around the questions, players can reflect on the importance of hydration and nutrition. This helps them to make positive changes which improve patient care and raises awareness of the importance of supporting people to eat and drink well, particularly in care settings.
Face-to-face and online versions available
Board game for face-to-face learning.
Traditional tabletop game for groups working face-to-face. Encourages collaborative team discussions.
Generates fun and enthusiasm with a serious purpose and clear outcomes.
Players will learn about
- Recognising malnutrition and dehydration
- Causes and consequences
- Assessments and screening
- Supporting people to eat and drink
Effective staff training is vital
The game is fun but the issues are very serious: malnutrition and dehydration affect
every system in the body and always results in increased vulnerability to illness,
increased complications and in very extreme cases even death: it has been estimated
malnutrition affects over 3 million people in the UK. Around 1.3 million are over
age of 65.
The game contains everything you need to run a successful nutrition training session. It's ideal for for team meetings, study days, workshops and lunch meetings. It’s a portable workshop.
What people are saying about The Nutrition Game:
“Such an easy way to learn.”
“Fantastic way to share knowledge.”
“Great fun on our study day.”
How the game works
The game is designed for between 4 and 12 players divided into 2 teams. Games last
between 30 and 60 minutes and can be used in any care setting. All you need is a
some chairs. The rules are very simple and it’s easy to run a game without a
Each game contains 41 scenario cards that deliver information and encourage discussions to improve care delivery skills. The game includes a set of questions for organisations using BAPEN's MUST tool.
And now.. we've gone digital! You can play the game wherever you are on your computer, phone or tablet. Just click on the Play now! button and get your thinking cap on, then post your amazingly high score on our leader board.