Help with general diet please

  1. I have to give a presentation with my lab group to the class on what a general diet for a patient in a hospital is .
    The only thing that we seem to come up with is that it is unrestricted, can someone who knows more tell me all that is involved in that diet? What we could talk about during the presentation. I'm feeling a little lost at this point.

    Thank you
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  3. by   RNPATL
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    I have to give a presentation with my lab group to the class on what a general diet for a patient in a hospital is .
    The only thing that we seem to come up with is that it is unrestricted, can someone who knows more tell me all that is involved in that diet? What we could talk about during the presentation. I'm feeling a little lost at this point.

    Thank you
    A diet that is unrestrictive is generally referred to as a regular diet. This means that the patient can tolerate all types of foods and generally additives to the food. It also means they can have regular deserts and fluids without restriction. I would compare and contrast the differences between a therapeutic diet and an unrestricted diet.

    Hope this helps.
  4. by   Stephanie in FL
    If you want info about healthy nutrition, see the American Dietetic Association web site (www.eatright.org) or the American Diabetes web site (www.diabetes.org). So many people are at risk for diabetes due to history of diabetes in their family and other risk factors such as obesity and certain races. Your classmates would probably be interested in the info from the American Diabetes Association. Also, you could contact a dietitian at a local hospital.

    Stephanie RN CDE
  5. by   Cora
    Quote from RNPATL
    A diet that is unrestrictive is generally referred to as a regular diet. This means that the patient can tolerate all types of foods and generally additives to the food. It also means they can have regular deserts and fluids without restriction. I would compare and contrast the differences between a therapeutic diet and an unrestricted diet.

    Hope this helps.
    Patrick, thanks for the info and a great idea, I will propose this to my group

    Cora
  6. by   Cora
    Quote from Stephanie in FL
    If you want info about healthy nutrition, see the American Dietetic Association web site (www.eatright.org) or the American Diabetes web site (www.diabetes.org). So many people are at risk for diabetes due to history of diabetes in their family and other risk factors such as obesity and certain races. Your classmates would probably be interested in the info from the American Diabetes Association. Also, you could contact a dietitian at a local hospital.

    Stephanie RN CDE
    thank you, I'll try those sites

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