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Table 1 Food-based and ONS intervention composition

From: A cluster randomised feasibility trial evaluating nutritional interventions in the treatment of malnutrition in care home adult residents

Intervention Recipe Volume per serving (ml) Energy content (kcal) per serving Protein content (g) per serving Approximate cost per serving
Food-based intervention options To the care home
Fruit fool 300 ml fruit puree, 150 g custard, 2 tbsp milk powder, 150 ml evaporated milk, 1 tbsp Honey (makes 3) 200 275 7.9 70p
Chocolate mousse 1 sachet instant chocolate dessert, 4 tbsp milk powder, 150 ml double cream, 150 ml full cream milk (makes 2) 150 410 10.95 65p
Milkshake 200 ml full cream milk, 1 tbsp milk powder, 1 tbsp double cream, milkshake powder to taste 200 306 9.8 70p
Fruit smoothie 200 ml full cream milk, 2 tbsp milk powder, 3 tbsp double cream, 1 ripe banana/other fruit, 30 g ice cream 200 306 10 80p
Milky coffee 200 ml full cream milk, 1 tbsp milk powder, 1 heaped tsp of coffee granules, 2 tbsp double cream 200 278 10.6 75p
Malted drink 200 ml full cream milk, 1 tbsp milk powder, 1 tbsp double cream, malted powder (Horlicks/ovaltine or equivalent) to taste 200 304 12 65p
Hot chocolate 200 ml full cream milk, 1 tbsp milk powder, 1 tbsp double cream, drinking chocolate powder to taste 200 306 10.6 65p
ONS intervention options To the GP practice
Fortisip Bottle (Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition)   200 300 12 £2.06
Fortisip Compact (Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition)   125 300 12 £2.02
Nutriplen (Nualtra Ltd)   125 300 12 £1.45
  1. The nutritional content of the FB recipes was analysed by the Primary Researcher using the nutritional software package, Diet Plan 6
  2. Fortisip bottle and Fortisip compact are manufactured by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and were provided by Nutricia for use within the first 3 months of the intervention duration. Nutriplen is manufactured by Nualtra Ltd and was provided by Nualtra for the second 3 months of the intervention duration. The ONS did not incur a cost to the care home GP practice in this trial but would do so within usual care