SN instructed patient on nutrients required for wound healing. To promote wound healing with good nutrition, plan healthy, balanced meals and snacks that include the right amount of foods from 5 food groups: protein, fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains. Fats and oils should be used sparingly. Choose vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin c, such as strawberries or spinach. For adequate zinc, choose whole grains and consume protein, such as eggs, meat, dairy or seafood. Some wounds may require a higher intake of certain vitamins and minerals to support healing. Include adequate protein throughout the day. Include a source of protein at each meal or snack. Stay well-hydrated with water or other unsweetened beverages. For people with diabetes, monitor, and control blood sugar levels to help prevent new wounds from developing and to support healing and recovery. Patient verbalized understanding.