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Using Oral Nutritional Supplements - General
What are oral nutritional supplements?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body’s daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. ...
Who recommends oral nutritional supplements? How do I get them?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body’s daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. ...
How should I take my oral nutritional supplement?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body’s daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. ...
How many oral nutritional supplements should I take?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body’s daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. ...
What should I do if I don’t want my oral nutritional supplement anymore?
Oral nutritional supplements contain energy (calories), protein, vitamins and minerals. They are specially designed for people who may not be able to eat enough food to meet their body’s daily needs for energy and nutrients because of illness. ...
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Using Oral Nutritional Supplements - In the Kitchen
Can I heat oral nutritional supplements?
Yes. Some people may prefer to take oral nutritional supplements warm, especially if they want to incorporate certain flavours into soup or custard. Pour the supplement into a pan and warm through gently without boiling, as boiling may alter the taste...
Are Nutricia products lactose free?
Many of the products in the Nutricia oral nutritional supplement range are clinically lactose free (i.e. contain a level of lactose <0.030g per 100ml) and are therefore suitable for patients with lactose intolerance. These are Fortisip, Fortisip Multi...
Are Nutricia products nut free and egg free?
For information about specific ingredients used in Nutricia’s products and their suitability for people with food allergies or intolerances please call the Nutricia Resource Centre helpline (01225 751 098).
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Suitability of Nutricia products for specific cultural
Are Nutricia’s products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
The majority of Nutricia’s tube feeds and oral nutritional supplements are suitable for vegetarians as defined by The Vegetarian Society. Carminic Acid, a colouring derived from cochineal, may not be acceptable to some patients and is used in the...
Are Nutricia’s products suitable as part of a Halal or a Kosher diet?
Some diets followed by ethnic populations require food and drink to be vegetarian and alcohol free. Nutricia’s oral nutritional supplements and tube feeds do not contain alcohol.
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Using Nutilis: Thickening drinks, foods and supplements
How do I thicken drinks using Nutilis?
The label on your tin of Nutilis tells you the number of scoops you will need to use. With hot drinks, always add the sugar and milk first 1. Pour the drink you wish to thicken into a Nutilis Shaker (if provided), glass, cup or mug. 2. Add the prescribed...
How do I thicken pureed foods using Nutilis?
Puree the food you are going to thicken so it is completely smooth and free from any lumps. Ideally sieve the puree, especially for foods with ‘husks’ and seeds (e.g. peas, sweet corn and strawberries). 2. Add the necessary number of scoops...
Can I thicken oral nutritional supplements using Nutilis?
Yes, oral nutritional supplements can be thickened using Nutilis. The label on your tin of Nutilis tells you the number of scoops you will need to use. With hot drinks, always add the sugar and milk first 1. Pour the drink you wish to thicken into a ...
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Using Nutricia products for Infants and Children
Are there any colouring agents in the Fortini range?
Colouring agents are not permitted in foods specifically designed for infants and young children under 3 years of age. As the Fortini range are all foods for special medical purposes specifically designed for children, we have not added colouring agents...
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