This training resource explores the Support Worker's role in supporting safe and enjoyable mealtimes.
It also explores applying Positive Behaviour Support strategies at mealtimes, modifying food and drink consistency and safe food handling.
Know why a person may have a Mealtime Support Plan
Follow a Mealtime Support Plan and know when to request a review
Know the importance of food and drink consistency to support those with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
Implement some strategies to support swallowing and positive mealtimes
Have a clear understanding of where to go for further information and support, including to review safe food handling principles
Know where to go for more information on supporting people at mealtimes
This module provides a theoretical foundation for mealtime support. It does not include a formal assessment of the learner's comprehension of the content or ability to apply it in practice.