A recent article by Neel Radia FIH for the Institute of Hospitality examining professional catering in the care sector


Professional Qualification for Health and Social Care Caterers

The Institute of Hospitality is supporting the national roll-out of the first ever professional qualification for health and social care caterers. Neel Radia FIH, national chair of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC), believes other industry bodies and colleges need to follow suit.

Catering for the vulnerable and elderly is challenging and demands specialist skills, knowledge and responsibility. As people age their dietary needs change and a wide variety of special diets must be recognised and catered for safely. From food intolerances to dysphasia and dementia, it is vital that care caterers can confidently deliver the right nutrition and hydration to ensure quality of life and prevent unnecessary malnutrition-related illnesses.

The article can be read in full here.