Food in Care training aim
The main aim of the training is to improve the direct care experience for children through exploring food with carers and staff in the context of physical and mental health.
Who will benefit from this training?
This training is aimed at all those who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of Children in Care. Carers face a number of challenges relating to these issues and require skills in managing food associated behaviours in order to provide the best care as well as a healthy, stable environment for young people in their care.
Train-the-Trainer approach to nutrition training
As part of the Food in Care package we offer tailored nutrition training. We use a proven, cost-effective ‘Train-the-Trainer’ approach, which creates a multiplier effect, reaching greater numbers of people and providing increased flexibility for the service.
Children in Care often have food anxieties
Children in Care have greater health needs (both mental and physiological) than others of the same age outside of the care system.
Many children come into care with poor nutritional status and they often have food anxieties such as overeating, hoarding food and fussy eating which are intimately linked with their early experiences of either abuse or neglect.
What delegates say about HEG Food in Care training
If this offer isn’t for you, we also offer training and multi-risk behaviour interventions around alcohol, smoking and other drugs including cannabis and novel psychoactive substances (also know as legal highs). If you would like to discuss your needs please contact us using the information below.