Supporting People at Mealtimes

Supporting people at mealtime requires knowledge and skill to keep people safe (for example preventing choking and aspirating) and to help provide an enjoyable mealtime.

This training resource introduces why things sometimes go wrong with swallowing and highlights strategies to keep people safe with swallowing. It explores applying Positive Behaviour Support strategies at mealtimes, modifying food and drink consistency and safe food handling. 

Learning Outcomes

• 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 

Time required

30 minutes

Date published

4 May 2020

This course is available to view for free.

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