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Fortisip Plant-based Range


People choose to follow a plant-based diet for a range of reasons

Plant-based diet for a range of reasons

Vegan patients' ONS preferences are often not met



Hospital malnutrition is a well-documented clinical issue and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, including increased morbidity and mortality³.

Plant-based medical nutrition solutions can offer important choice to patients which can help address patient preferences and values, ultimately helping to improve adherence to nutritional treatment⁴, ⁵. 

However, providing additional nutritional support for vegan patients with disease related malnutrition is more challenging⁶. 

Research with healthcare professionals has shown 16% of patients requiring medical nutrition seek plant-based options⁶. 



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The Fortisip range is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for the dietary management of disease related malnutrition and must be used under medical supervision. ​

Accurate at time of publication: February 2023

  1. Vegan Living Survey (2021). Available at: https://www.veganfoodandliving.com/news/big-vegan-survey-results-2021/#:~:text=Are%20you%20plant%2Dbased%20or,based%20is%20growing%20%E2%80%93%20but%20why%3F (accessed November 2021)
  2. The Vegan Society Environment and Sustainability. Available at: https://www.vegansociety.com/news/media/statistics/environment-and-sustainability. Accessed: November 2022.
  3. Food Nutrition and Hydration Policy For Adult Patients in Acute Hospitals. Available at: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/acute-hospitals-division/about/ (accessed March 2023).
  4. Griffen C, et al. Abstract no. ESPEN22-LB-2147. Presented at ESPEN Congress, Vienna, 3rd-6th September 2022
  5. Hubbard GP, et al. Clin Nutr. 2012;31:293-312.
  6.  In-hospital nutrition support for patients who follow a vegan diet, Network Health Digest, 10th February 2022. Available at: https://www.nhdmag.co.uk/nhdbloglibrary/read_200255/inhospital-nutritional-support-for-patients-who-follow-a-vegan-diet-by-samuel-lucking-rd.html (Accessed September 2022).
  7.  Data on file, Nutricia, 2021. 

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