General diets

These documents are part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. They are not to be used for patient education.

General diet - full

A balanced diet with a variety of foods for patients able to eat normally.

General diet - halal

A diet suitable for patients of Islamic faith.

General diet - high fibre and lower fat

A nutritionally adequate diet with a variety of foods for patients able to eat normally but unable to be sent hot fluids because of concerns about spillage.

General diet - kosher

A diet that conforms to Jewish dietary laws.

General diet - low microbial

A diet that limits foods that are at high risk of carrying food-borne disease.

General diet - maternity

A diet nutritionally adequate for pregnant women.

General diet - nil by mouth

No oral intake from food or fluids.

General diet - no hot fluids

A nutritionally adequate diet with a variety of foods for patients able to eat normally but unable to be sent hot fluids because of concerns about spillage.

General diet - vegan

A nutritionally adequate diet for people who do not eat any food of animal origin.

General diet - vegetarian and seafood

A nutritionally adequate diet for people who do not eat any animal flesh foods.

General diet - vegetarian including milk and eggs

A nutritionally adequate diet for people who do not eat any animal flesh foods.

General diet - vegetarian including milk but not eggs

A nutritionally adequate diet for people who do not eat any animal flesh foods or eggs.

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