With latest estimates suggesting 1.3 million people over 65 in the UK currently suffer from malnutrition, nutrition and hydration is a hot topic. With this in mind, Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) is throwing its weight behind Nutrition and Hydration Week, offering a series of free Health and Nutrition Training courses to help care providers further improve their food offering.
The Level 2 Award in the Principles of Nutrition is a City & Guilds accredited course. The one-day courses, which run from 24 February to 11 March, will give care home caterers an excellent grounding in nutrition and inspire them with simple changes they can make to their care home menus.
Paul Wright, Development Chef, Elderly Care, says: “UFS is committed to making mealtimes the highlight of residents’ days. Health and nutrition is a fundamental aspect of care, and when people are ill, old or vulnerable, nutrition becomes even more important in managing their wellbeing.
“We know our customers in the care home sector are passionate about producing nutritious food in a stimulating environment, but they are often limited by time pressures and budget constraints. These workshops are designed to equip them with the expertise they need to achieve this.”
The Health and Nutrition Training programme forms part of UFS’s ‘Thriving in Care’ initiative, which aims to help care providers create stimulating activities around mealtimes and ensure the wellbeing of residents