Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 is nearly here
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The Hospital Caterers Association was one of the founding organisations in creating this amazing experience. Along with the NACC (National Association of Care Catering) we worked with the National Patient Safety Agency to help raise awareness of the benefits of maintaining adequate levels of nutrition and hydration.

Planning for NHWeek 2017, is now in full swing and we are hearing about some great stuff that is being planned.

Please see below the latest newsletters for Nutrition & Hydration Week 2017.


Keep checking here for updates, but above all send in any information, including what you’re planning and when.

We want to hear about how you, your colleagues and your hospital contributed to Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 through your events and tea parties. Feedback, photos and articles all help to illustrate the way that HCA Members are ‘doing their bit to make a difference’. We will feature a round-up of activities around the regions in the April issue of the Journal, so please e-mail your reports and photographs to Judith Hindley, the Journal’s Associate Editor(judith@lansdownepublishing.com) and Craig Smith, the Journal’s Editor (journaleditor@hospitalcaterer.org). Please send all submissions by 21 March 2017 for a chance for them to be included in the April issue.

Once again thank you for the hard work and support for the week, 2017 intends to be by far the best we have ever done and the imagination used shows the HCA at its best delivering EXCELLENCE and Good Practice.

What is Nutrition and Hydration Week

It happens every year in March – 2017 is 13th–19th March

A global movement that is driven by you for those in your care. We had 57 countries taking part in 2016, with over 95% of NHS trusts taking part in the week and over 2000 plus care home settings in the UK

The aim is to reinforce and focus, energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.

Click here for the Nutrition and Hydration Week Website

What Happens during the week

The week is about raising awareness and leaving a long term legacy. We have themes each day from B/fast Monday to Thirsty Friday. One of the most successful days which will never change is the WEDNSDAY AFTERNOON TEAMore information can be found by clicking here

Tips for getting ready for the week

This guide aims to provide you with our top tips on how you can engage with Nutrition and Hydration Week starting today. Click here for tips on promotion and getting ready for the week 


The week is about what you do or what you want to do and we regular send out newsletters showcasing the great work you are doing.

Click on the links below to download copies of the latest Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 newsletters.

Series 4, Number 1
Series 4, Number 2
Series 4, Number 3
Series 4, Number 4
Series 4, Number 5
Series 4, Number 6
Series 4, Number 7
Series 4, Number 8
Series 4, Number 9

Become a NHWEEK Ambassador

Our Ambassadors have a key role to play as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week in promoting the week to their colleagues, peers, organisations, sharing examples of great practice across their networks, encouraging participation in activities week, seeking opportunities to support local organisations and acting as spokespersons for the campaign. Click here to become an ambassador 

Want to know more and get involved

Want to know more then let us know at info@nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk

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