Diet supporting patient consumption - small
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To provide smaller servings of main-meal food items.
Patients with poor appetite, nausea or early satiety.
As hot main-meal items are the main source of protein, this diet has the potential to provide less energy and protein than the full diet.
Patients ordered this diet may require nutritional supplements. It may not be possible to provide this diet at all sites, depending on the food service system and re-therm equipment used.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||All, but small (half) serves||-|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||All||-|
|Vegetables||All, but single-scoop serves (approx 40g)||-|
|Sandwiches||Two or four points of sandwiches only||Six points or more|
|Hot breakfast choices||All||-|
|Milk and cheese||All||-|
- Agency for Clinical Innovation. Nutrition standards for adult inpatients in NSW hospitals. Sydney: ACI; 2011.