Care homes across Bristol were given the opportunity to attend Textured Modified Diet training arranged and paid for by Medicines Management Team – NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.
Staff were invited to attend a day session ran by Gary Brailsford from Dining with Dignity and Sharon Sexton a Specialist Dietitian. The morning theory session covered nutrition, fortification and presentation of meals.
A practical session followed in the afternoon. Working in pairs staff cut and blended food as per National Descriptors and presented the meals showing techniques they had learnt.
Gary commented: “The finished meals looked amazing – I’m thrilled to be helping these staff make a difference”.
The training is ongoing in 2017.