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Meal Planning

Easily digestible foods should be consumed to start the re-feeding process. Good examples include mashed potato, oatmeal, and macaroni & cheese. Eventually solid foods can be introduced.

High Fibre Foods should be regularly consumed to help regulate bowel movements and prevent constipation. Good examples are cereals, oats, whole grains, lentils, fruit and vegetables.

Gas producing foods include fizzy drinks, sweetened drinks, sweets and cabbage, they can leave bloated feelings and therefore should be limited.

Low-sodium (salts) foods control fluid retention and constipation. Consume fresh foods, and fresh poultry, fish & lean meat, rather than canned, smoked or processed.

Energy is needed for the body to function properly and for muscular work. Good sources of energy include: bananas, oats, jacket potato, fruit and vegetables.

Protein is essential for body growth and repair, and also supplies iron, B vitamins, zinc and magnesium which help strengthen the immune system. High protein sources include meat, fish, poultry, milk, beans, pulses and eggs.