Resources and Training:
Why Food in Care?
Children in care can often display abnormal food related behaviours. They may enter into service with some food behaviour issues caused by their early experiences of abuse and/or neglect. They might also develop some food issues during care placements due to the stress associated with being in an unknown environment where they might feel insecure and excluded. Carers face many challenges related to those issues and they require skills in managing food associated behaviours.
How effective is Food in Care?
We carried out an evaluation of the Food in Care training programme in 2017, which reported an increased understanding of food, nutrition and health, as well as more confidence in dealing with food behaviour issues and challenges.
Find out more about our training and resources, as well as all the latest news and updates from the project below.
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