The countdown to the Care Home Catering Forum 2024 begins here

With less than a month to go, we reveal the names of two new speakers

With less than a month to go, it’s full steam ahead for the Care Home Catering Forum 2024, a one-day event that will take place at Farmers & Fletchers Hall in the City of London on Wednesday 5th June.

The Forum, which will see Care Home Catering flying solo for the first time, will combine a dedicated exhibition and a selection of inspiring speakers drawn from across the care catering sector, each of whom will focus on the nutritional needs of older people eating within a care setting. In addition, we will be announcing the winners of the Care Home Catering Awards 2024.

The names of the first three speakers were revealed in March, but we can now announce that Neel Radia, chair of the National Association of Care Caterers, Rachael Masters, a consultant dietitian and founder of Focus on Undernutrition and Paul Mannering, Principal of the HiT Chef Academy, will be joined by two new speakers:

Eva Humphries

A leading BANT registered nutritionist, nutritional therapist and the founder of the Wholefood Warrior website, Eva has a realistic approach to healthy eating and urges her clients to forget everything they think they know about nutrition and the notion of calories and to consider instead a thought-provoking perspective that focuses on the addition of foods. Her approach to nutrition is just that, a down-to-earth culmination of science-backed ideas that work to improve how we feel every day, without worrying about ‘bad foods’ or restrictions. Her creative angle means she focuses less on avocado on toast and more on things that matter, such as how our nutritional needs change as we age, what to eat for better sleep and shortcuts to having more energy. Day to day, Eva runs a thriving nutrition clinic, assists companies via consultancy, speaks at conferences and writes for magazines, all in the name of spreading the word that good nutrition is just about eating more whole foods, not about dieting.

Jo Bonser

Jo, who offers consultancy and training via her company Dignified Dining, is on a mission to educate caregivers and care managers to help them improve the dining experience and overcome eating difficulties for the people they support who are living with dementia.

Jo has worked in the care sector for over 34 years and after providing care for her mother who lived at home with vascular dementia, she wanted to share her experiences with others facing similar challenges. Accordingly, she produced the Dignified Dining Solutions Guide, a free resource, filled with strategies and best practice tips to help people living with dementia to eat better with dignity.

As part of her specialist services to care homes, she conducts her 50 Point Dementia Specific Mealtime Audit, delivers her interactive workshop, The Dementia Mealtime Challenge, provides advice on best practice and suggests solutions to help overcome eating challenges.

Farmer & Fletchers Hall is a modern purpose built conference venue that is easily accessible from the Barbican, St Paul’s, Moorgate and Farringdon undergound stations. Delegates will be able to enjoy lunch as well as regular refreshment breaks throughout the day and will also have plenty of opportunities to mingle with industry friends and colleagues.

The event will open at 9.30 for registration and refreshments, the first speaker will take to the podium at 10.30 and the day will end at approximately 3.30.

For further information and to book your place, please click here

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