GPs must urgently refer almost two million overweight people for NHS cooking and exercise classes under official guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).

Everyone over 40 should have a blood test to identify whether unhealthy eating has damaged their metabolism. NHS leaders will have to scale up healthy living programmes to make sure that more people can take part, the guidance adds. Sending people on the taxpayer-funded £435-a-head courses will cost billions but pay for itself within 14 years by preventing thousands of cases of diabetes, Nice estimates.

Obesity is the world's fastest-growing health risk, with poor diet responsible for one in five deaths. A quarter of British adults are obese and this has fuelled a doubling of Type II Diabetes.

Our accredited qualifications in nutrition will help mangers within a healthy living programme build on their existing nutrition knowledge and achieve an intermediate Ofqual  nutrition qualification.

The Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.

Start planning ahead for next years week and remember it doesn't matter how big or small your event is, as long as you're doing something to raise awareness for A Global Challenge 2018 and the National Association of Care Caterers.


Here's some facts about the sugar crisis of today. Over 15% of children under 3 years of age have some form of dental decay. 1 in 4 children enter primary school obese or overweight. 1 in 3 children enter secondary school obese or overweight. Children today are the first generation predicated to live shorter lives than their parents because of diet and inactivity. IT'S NEV ...

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has revealed the most common and hazardous food safety mistakes made by hospitality staff. At the top of the list, RSPH food safety examiners claim is "failing to regularly and thoroughly wash one's hands", with caterers' greatest malpractice occurring in buffet restaurants. Bacteria thrive in temperatures between 5 and 63°C - the da ...

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a new guidance document to support its members and the care sector. How to provide good nutritional care and comply with CQC's fundamental standards. Focusing on the absolute importance of good nutrition and hydration as a central part of quality care, the document provides advice and information that will enable re ...

Bite-Size Learning Sessions 

We understand that people are short on time and that it's not always possible to release your staff for long training courses. That's why we offer highly effective flexible tailored bite-sized chunk on site sessions so learners can easily fit training into a vacant slot. Delivered by our Registered Dietitian, training is available either morning, over lunch break or afternoon. You'll get maximum impact in a minimum time.  Certificate of Attendance issued for CPD purposes and training resources.

Sessions last 1½ hours and topics include:

  • Prevention of Weight Loss & Management
  • Nutrition & Hydration Requirements for Older People
  • Eating & Drinking Assessment & Screening for the risk of under-nutrition MUST
  • Menu Planning
  • Dysphagia and Textured Modified Diets
  • Dementia and Food






Good Nutrition & Hydration is a 365 day provision.

Neel Radia, National Chair of the NACC says "The National Association of Care Catering is committed to sharing information, insight and guidance with care providers across the UK to ensure that catering within the sector reaches the highest standards possible and meets the specific needs of the elderly and vulnerable served.

Education and training is crucial in achieving this as is the exchange of ideas and best practice between care professionals. 

We all know the importance good nutrition and hydration plays in the care sector to those we serve. It is a 365 day provision that we work hard towards ensuring our residents and service users receive the best nutritional care and service"

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The week is an opportunity to promote positive messages about nutrition to counter the fads and pseudoscience that unfortunately continues to garner shares and column inches. That's why we're holding our 1 Day Nutrition, Hydration & Dementia Training Day during this week on the 14th June and is delivered by our specialist registered dietitian. ...

Have you been thinking about attending this accredited nutrition qualification but have been discouraged with the 'EXAM' at the end of it? To give you an example of some of the questions within the multiple choice paper you'll be faced with we've listed 3 below.

Q The lack of which nutrients might cause anaemia?

A/ Iron and vitamin B¹² B/ magnesium and iron  C/ zinc and vitamin C  D/ vitamin B¹² and zinc

Q Intrinsic sugar is found in:

A/ meat B/ fruit C/ milk D/ honey

Q Fruit is a good source of:

A/ fructose B/ sucrose C/ galactose D/ glucose


PS the correct answers are in BOLD.


We are delighted to announce the launch of our bespoke 1 Day Low FODMAP Workshop. Our Glasgow event is being held on Saturday 25th March at The Atlantic Bar & Brasserie which is the first restaurant in the UK to offer a low FODMAP menu.

FODMAP’s are naturally occurring carbohydrates which are not absorbed in the small intestine and cause fermentation with the bacteria in the large bowel causing the IBS symptoms of pain wind and bloating. These symptoms are often described as IBS and affect up to 15% of the population.

You will learn the principles behind the Low FODMAP diet and how to adapt recipes which will improve the symptoms of your IBS. You will understand what foods are ALLOWED and what one's should be AVOIDED.

Learn and share the knowledge of our Kings College Trained IBS Specialist Dietitian whilst dining on an Á La carte Low FODMAP & gluten-free 2 course lunch.