In partnership with

NHS EnglandBapenNutrition Live

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.

The Nutrition Game

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.

Online for socially distanced learning.

Digital board game replicates the intensity of face-to-face on Zoom, Skype & Teams.

Can be used for remote learning or socially distanced face-to-face sessions. Just share your screen with the group, wherever they are.

Players will learn about

The Nutrition Game
  • 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 that malnutrition affects over 3 million people in the UK. Around 1.3 million are over the 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.”

Price of game:
£60.00 EXC Vat

  2 - 12 players
   45-60 minutes of play
   No facilitator required

How the game works

The game is designed for between 4 and 12 players divided into 2 teams. Games last for between 30 and 60 minutes and can be used in any care setting. All you need is a table and some chairs. The rules are very simple and it’s easy to run a game without a specialist facilitator.

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.

Online Version

The Nutrition Game Online

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.

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