Nutrition Standards for Paediatric Inpatients in NSW Hospitals
To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered to paediatric patients on standard hospital menus.
An evidence-based guide on food and nutrition for paediatric patients in hospital.
The Standards guide hospitals to plan menus and offer meals that meet children’s needs, whilst also providing them with the opportunity to choose and enjoy the food they eat.
The Standards support the NSW Health policy directive for Nutrition Care (PD2011_78).
The Nutrition Standards were developed by a multidisciplinary reference group.
The Nutrition Standards contain:
- Nutrient goals:the amount of energy and key nutrients that the standard menu must provide per day.
- Minimum menu choices:the minimum number of food choices and minimum serve-sizes for each of the 3-4 main meals and 2-3 mid-sized meals per day.
The Nutrition Standards apply to all NSW inpatient facilities that serve meals to children.
- NSW Health Nutrition and Food Committee
- HealthShare NSW
|Central Coast Local Health District||Central Coast Local Health District|
|Mid North Coast Local Health District||Mid North Coast Local Health District|
|Murrumbidgee Local Health District||Murrumbidgee Local Health District|
|Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District||Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District|
|Northern NSW Local Health District||Northern NSW Local Health District|
|Northern Sydney Local Health District||Northern Sydney Local Health District|
|South Eastern Sydney Local Health District||South Eastern Sydney Local Health District|
|South Western Sydney Local Health District||South Western Sydney Local Health District|
|Southern NSW Local Health District||Southern NSW Local Health District|
|St Vincent's Health Network||St Vincent's Health Network|
|Sydney Children's Hospital Network||Sydney Children's Hospitals Specialty Network|
|Sydney Local Health District||Sydney Local Health District|
|Western NSW Local Health District||Western NSW Local Health District|
|Western Sydney Local Health District||Western Sydney Local Health District|
Key Date (location) Pilot Site Implementation Site
The ACI Nutrition Standards and Therapeutic Diet Specifications reference group was established to oversee the review, revision and evaluation process.
- Compliance of menus to the standards
- Patient satisfaction
- Feedback from clinicians
- Clinical currency
The Standards are available on the ACI website: www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/resources/nutrition.
Network Manager, Nutrition
02 9464 4635
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
02 9464 4603
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