True-foods such as meat, fish, chicken and eggs are high in calories and protein. if someone you care for is struggling to eat, or is at risk of malnutrition you could increase the intake of these foods to help improve their nutritional intake. some other practical tips include: small, frequent meals and snacks every 2 - 3 hours. avoid drinking fluids with meals which may reduce how much is eaten. eat snacks such as biscuits, cakes, chocolate, nuts or crisps. get some fresh air outside or sit by an open window prior to, or during, eating. use smaller portions on a smaller plate.