thankyou everyone for your interest in a DCHC Chef Club and Nutrition and Hydration Champion Course.
We are planning to start the NH Champion course in September (date to be finalised).
It would be helpful at this planning stage to have input from you and your chefs to make this as accessible and relevant as possible. So please look at the info below and send your feedback/comments/ideas to me - email@example.com. Course will run on zoom so sorry, you will need to provide your own cake!!
Proposed content includes: the role of the champion; legislation and guidance; Nutritional screening/actions/fortification; Care planning/preferences/risk; IDDSI; Menu planning & special diets; Mealtime experience/food presentation & service; Hydration; Training; Involvement of residents, professionals & others; Achieving excellence in Nutrition & Hydration care (KLOE E3); Evidencing what you do; Catering procedures/food safety/risk analysis/allergens/audits. Will be using a DCHC Nutritional Strategy as basis for content.
Anticipating course will be 1-2 hours @ 10 sessions. Could be weekly/fortnightly/monthly. Propose @ 2pm on a Wednesday. This will then move to an on-going chef club, frequency to be agreed.
Will be seeking input from external professionals/experts and other relevant sources, and also would like to involve your chefs, so please get in touch if you have a particularly keen dietician, SALT, chef or other contact who would like to get involved. And finally, if you have a special interest in this ( apart from eating!!) and would like to support the preparation/presentation please let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org
p.s. watch out on Whats app for further updates.