25 Oct 2018 Forty-seven Food in Care champions trained across the North West
Food in Care training is an unique course responding to the skills gap and the limited support available to foster carers in relation to managing children’s complex eating behaviours. Food in Care helps Children in Care to develop a healthy relationship with food by supporting carers on the subject of nutrition, food routines, health and the key role food plays in communication and building relationships.
Awards for All funding
In February 2018 Food Active was awarded £10,000 from Awards for All (The Big Lottery Fund) to train forty-five champions. The aim was to tailor the training to the needs of communities from across the North West, with additional content on the needs of Children in Care from BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds and migrant communities in the region.
Four Food in Care ‘Train the Trainer’ courses were delivered in Greater Manchester over June and July 2018. The training was well received by all forty seven participants, with increased knowledge and confidence in food and nutrition aspects, reported by all of them. Champions appreciated the opportunity to mix and discuss with people from other backgrounds. This suggests that the training would benefit other professionals, not just foster carers, and advocates the multidisciplinary approach in training delivery to enhance the learning.
More details about the training programme and results can be found in the final evaluation report.