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Healthy Eating After Burn Injury— For Adults

This factsheet is intended to inform people with burn injury and their families about nutrition during hospitalization and after they return home. Burn injury dramatically increases your nutrition needs. The larger the burn size, the more nutrients you need to heal. A diet high in calories and protein:

  • supports the immune system to decrease risk of infection;
  • helps wounds heal faster;
  • maintains muscle mass; and
  • minimizes weight loss to support rehabilitation.



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