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Inside Medical Nutrition
In this podcast for healthcare professionals, powered by Nestlé Health Science, our host Dr Linia Patel explores an array of medical nutrition topics with our expert guest speakers. Whether you’re interested in optimising dysphagia management, navigating the blended diets trend in enteral nutrition, or hearing real life experiences from your peers, you’re in the right place. Switch on, tune in, and dive deeper Inside Medical Nutrition.

About our host, Dr Linia Patel
Linia is a highly qualified dietitian and sports nutritionist, and has extensive experience in a number of different nutrition settings. She is driven by her passion for empowering people to better manage their health and get more out of life by harnessing the power of nutrition.

This podcast is for healthcare professionals only, and all views expressed belong to our speakers, not necessarily reflecting those of Nestlé Health Science.

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Latest episodes

Supporting tube fed blended diets with a multi-disciplinary team approach

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  •  - 11/01/2022

Supporting tube fed blended diets with a multi-disciplinary team approach

Once the decision has been made to start a child on a blended diet, it’s never the dietitian alone who is responsible for supporting this. The entire multi-disciplinary team needs to be aligned and working closely together to help support this patient. Harriet Farr talks us through the role of the MDT in supporting blended diets and how this is best structured, communicated and monitored.

Managing tube fed blended diets in schools

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  •  - 04/01/2022

Managing tube fed blended diets in schools

What happens when children who are on a blended diet go to school? How do children and families manage this? Carol Baguley talks to Linia about the practicalities of managing a blended diet in a school setting. What does Carol advise parents about when preparing, storing and transporting a blended diet into her school and who administers it when they’re there? What happens if a school does not have a policy for blended diets? Tune in to find out more.

Are tube fed blended diets well tolerated?

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  •  - 14/12/2021

Are tube fed blended diets well tolerated?

More and more parents and carers are asking their dietitians about blended diets. Blending real food to use as an enteral feed through a tube is becoming more widely accepted as a positive way of feeding. Children generally do much better on a blended diet compared to other feeding alternatives, and often symptoms like sickness or reflux disappear. But why are blended diets so well tolerated? Lucy Jackman and Dr Graeme O’Connor delve into the science behind it.

Managing a tube fed blended diet caseload – a Dietitian's perspective

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  •  - 07/12/2021

Managing a tube fed blended diet caseload – a Dietitian's perspective

In this episode, Cath Fogarty discusses blended diets for enterally fed children and how dietitians can best manage these patients and their time. Cath gives us some insider tips on how she manages patients following a blended diet on her case load, including advice on the practicalities of blended diets and how to help parents prepare recipes.

An Introduction to Tube Fed Blended Diets

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  •  - 01/12/2021

An Introduction to Tube Fed Blended Diets

Clare Thornton-Wood shares her experience of supporting children with blended diets and discusses why they are becoming more popular amongst parents and carers. Why are they preferred by some parents? How do they benefit the children and the family? And how can dietitians themselves ensure they are set up to support parents wishing to start a blended diet? Clare also talks through what the BDA has to say about blended diets with a look at their latest policy statement.

Season 1 Trailer

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  •  - 28/10/2021

Season 1 Trailer

Tune in and discover what’s in store in the first series of Inside Medical Nutrition, a podcast powered by Nestlé Health Science.