Food Active Food in Care – Nutrition and Health for Children in Care

AfN certified at Level 3 (Health & Social Care)
Workshop

An innovative training programme developed by registered nutritionists and experienced foster carers. The course is aimed at anyone who has a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of life of children in care. Participants will acquire practical knowledge about a healthy and balanced diet, how to overcome the barriers to healthy eating and how food impacts on health, behaviour and prevention of diseases.

Aim of the training

The main aim of the course is to introduce participants to the key concepts and issues around promoting healthier diets to children and young people in care. The training explores the role of food and nutrition in the care setting and aims to improve the experience of care for children. Participants will acquire practical knowledge about a healthy and balanced diet, how to overcome the barriers to healthy eating and how food impacts on health, behaviour and prevention of diseases.

Target group

This training is designed to meet the complex needs of those working with children and young people in care. The course is recommended for foster carers, family and friends carers, prospective adopters, social workers, support staff and managers, nurses and family support workers.

Training structure

The training is composed of presentations, practical activities, case studies and group discussions to ensure that all learning styles have been catered for and to ensure there are opportunities for all participants to contribute.

Training format

The training can be offered as either train-the-trainer course or direct course.

·         Train-the-trainer: A cost-effective training model skilling up training champions who are then skilled to deliver the training content to other carers and staff.

·         Direct course: Trains carers directly through interactive learning and discussion, thereby providing the opportunity to share experiences and learn from other participants.