Image courtesy of Nutrition & Dietetics Christchurch Health Campus
We had a different activity planned for each day . One event involved gathering all allied health staff for a very appropriate high-energy , high-protein morning tea to highlight the importance of snacking between meals . Staff also learnt key malnutrition messages along the way . Plus , the morning tea proved that dietitians do in fact indulge in sweet treats !
We also spread our passion and powerful messages further across the entire hospital by creating screensavers that appeared on every computer , visible to doctors , nurses and hospital aids . We even lured first year medical staff in to trialling oral nutritional supplements , including thickened ice cream , to eradicate any preconceived views around taste . They also took part in a quiz that busted many malnutrition myths .