Food in Care course supports carers in managing food behaviours

Food in Care course supports carers in managing food behaviours

Help children in care to have a healthy relationship with food. Book a place on this innovative and evidence-based course!


It is common for children in care to experience issues around food, this can include poor diet, hoarding and using food as a control mechanism, among others. This evidence-based programme has been co-developed to upskill those working with children in care to manage complex eating behaviours. Attendance on the course will give participants detailed knowledge and skills of nutrition and the impact this has on physical and mental health and wellbeing. In addition, participants will gain insight and the ability to look beyond the child’s food-related behaviour, to understand the root causes and learn strategies and techniques to help the child. Upskilling carers and support staff with these resources will positively impact relationships within the care setting and promote placement stability.

The train-the-trainer approach provides participants with the knowledge and ability to cascade training to colleague. This approach, whilst being cost-effective, builds sustainable and flexible capacity within a care setting. A comprehensive ‘Training Facilitator’s Pack’ – with teaching notes, power point slides and activity worksheets – is included in the cost.

What previous attendees said about Food in Care course:

“I have gained a very good understanding of how food is directly involved in every part of a child and young person life and is essential component to provide positive outcomes for children in care. This resource needs to continue and become part of everyday.”

“It has been the best course I have attended as a foster carer – very practical and informative.”

“Every foster carer and social worker should do this course.”

For more information and to book a place on Food in Care course, please contact Magda Przybylka on magda.przybylka@foodactive.org.uk or call 0151 237 2686.

To find out more about Food in Care programme click the link below:

www.foodincare.org.uk 


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