Everybody needs food and drink to stay healthy. Your disability may mean you have trouble preparing food for yourself, eating enough, or understanding the nutrition you need. This could be because of physical, cognitive, or psychosocial disability. We may fund nutrition supports to help with this.
Nutrition supports might include nutritional supplements or a dietitian to create a meal plan for you. It might also include someone to help you follow a meal plan. Or it may be someone to help you plan, shop for, and prepare meals if your disability means you have trouble doing this yourself. In some situations, nutrition supports may include you getting meals prepared and delivered.
If you can’t take all your food in through your mouth, you might use home enteral nutrition which goes through a tube straight into your stomach. Home enteral nutrition is often called HEN. Nutrition supports may include products and equipment for HEN. It could also include help to give you HEN and look after any equipment for it.
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