“I want to talk about spoons”

Newly-appointed patron for the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Baroness Barker used the platform of the NACC national training and development forum meeting last week to challenge care caterers to “make a difference to someone’s day.”

Urging them to think about the way they cater for people, and in particular, their choice of cutlery, she said: “In care very little changes day-to-day, but a menu can. Served in a way that someone has thought about, this can make a huge difference. Join me in my campaign for proper spoons and make a difference to someone’s day.”

Echoing her call, NACC chairman Neel Radia said: “Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. I can’t believe that in this day and age, malnutrition is still a major challenge.” He called on all parties in social care – from governments to carers to take responsibility for malnutrition. He said: “It doesn’t fall solely on one person. We all have to step up to make malnutrition and poor hydration a thing of the past.”


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