Blended diet (BD) has emerged as an alternative to traditional commercial enteral feeds for children requiring enteral nutrition (EN). NHD joined Nestlé Health Science in an exclusive dietitian’s round table discussion held in London and chaired by NHD columnist Priya Tew, RD. The round table aimed to explore the pros and cons of BD and its role in home enteral feeding (HEF).
The panel of dietitians, including our regular NHD contributor Hazel Duncan, discussed the advantages and challenges of BD, and how commercially-prepared enteral feeds with food-derived ingredients can bridge the gap. The event turned out to be hugely informative and forward-thinking, providing us with expert opinion and comment on BD feeds. The whole event was a positive step in helping make healthcare professionals aware of alternatives when prescribing patients.