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Explain five ways of diet modification to meet the needs of an individual. Give an example of each.

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Changes (in normal diet) to meet the medical needs of the patient through modified diets

1. Change in consistency and/or texture (e.g., fluid and soft diets) Depending on the condition, patients may be advised liquid, soft or regular diet

2. An increase or decrease in the energy (Calorie) intake –increasing calories for pregnant/lactating/athlete

3. Include greater or lesser amounts of one or more nutrients-increased protein in case of surgery

4. Frequency-Serving meals during fever/diarrhea/infants

5. Changing the feeding route-Tube feeding/Intra venous feeding