Hospital dietitians help seniors at risk of malnutrition

TTSH senior community dietitian Chng Pey Ling (right) expalning nutritious foods to Mr Lim Ngak Boon.
TTSH senior community dietitian Chng Pey Ling (right) explaining the types of nutritious food to Mr Lim Ngak Boon, 82.PHOTO: TAN TOCK SENG HOSPITAL

SINGAPORE - After being hospitalised for a fall, Mr Lim Ngak Boon, 82,who used to weigh around 50kg, lost almost 10kg because the bland hospital food did not suit his palate. He is back to a healthier 48kg now after a community dietitian from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) helped him devise a healthy food plan and stick to it.

Mr Lim was initially reluctant to stick to the plan, but began taking milk supplements "because those were appetising and easier to consume".

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