Fact sheetDiet specifications

Published on 1 Nov 2011

Diet supporting patient consumption - large

This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.


To provide additional food for patients with greater energy and nutrient needs.


This diet allows patients to receive additional food items to the standard full diet, including a hot meal, bread and spreads, salad or sandwich at main meals, and high-energy snacks at mid-meals.


  • young men
  • hyper-metabolism.

Nutritional adequacy

Nutritionally adequate.


Some food service systems will require an additional tray to provide large serves.


Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.

Specific menu planning guidelines

Allowed Not allowed
Hot main dishes All -
Sauces, gravies All -
Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice All -
Vegetables All -
Soups All -
Sandwiches All -
Salads, dressings All -
Breads, cereals All -
Spreads All -
Hot breakfast choices All -
Fruit All -
Yoghurt All -
Desserts All -
Milk and cheese All -
Beverages All -
Biscuits All -
Miscellaneous All -


  1. Agency for Clinical Innovation. Nutrition standards for adult inpatients in NSW Hospitals. Sydney: ACI; 2011.
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