To mark Diabetes Week 2022, Bidfood has created a diabetes module on its e-learning platform, Caterers Campus, to help caterers providing meals for those living in care with the medical condition.
More than 4.9 million people in the UK have diabetes (Diabetes.org.uk) and the disease is a common condition among elderly residents in care homes. Customer insight has revealed that catering for diabetes within the care sector is especially challenging, as care homes are operating under tight budgets and rising food costs.
Launched in June last year, Caterers Campus is a free e-learning platform exclusive to Bidfood’s customers. Designed by Bidfood’s chefs for chefs, the purpose of the online school is to support those in the industry when catering for residents’ individual needs. Modules include dysphagia, dementia and costing.
The new diabetes module includes understanding the causes and symptoms of diabetes, how to cater for diabetes, and menu planning. Made up of over 30 chapters, the unit also features a knowledge test.
Gemma Benford, head of customer and channel marketing at Bidfood, said: “We understand how difficult it is to consistently create nutritious and delicious meals for residents’ individual requirements. Through this new module, we are continuing on our mission to provide an educational and interactive way to make the lives of the chefs preparing meals within care homes easier, whilst also providing them with inspirational, on-trend recipes.”Published Date: June 15, 2022