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Tips for a poor appetite

  • If possible, sit upright when eating or drinking
  • Ensure meals are taken in a relaxed environment
  • Alcohol can act as an appetite stimulant e.g. a small sherry 15 minutes before a meal
  • Use a small plate
  • Offer small snacks/ meals frequently

People who are very unwell may find that they become weak and their body is not able to absorb food very well. In this case, it’s best to eat what you want when you feel able to. In some cases steroids or other medication may help.