In celebration of Diabetes Week 2022, Bidfood, one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers, has created a diabetes module on their 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, and the chronic 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, Bidfood created a free e-learning platform exclusive to its customers called Caterers Campus. 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, costing, and more.
To commemorate Diabetes Week 2022, Bidfood has been working hard to create a new module, ‘Diabetes: understanding carbohydrates and blood sugar’, in addition to the six they already have.
The module, which includes understanding the causes and symptoms of diabetes, how to cater for diabetes as well as menu planning, has been designed to equip care home staff with the right information and guidance. Made up of over 30 chapters, the unit also features a knowledge test at the end.
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.”
For more guidance, inspiration, and support on catering for the care sector please visit: https://www.bidfood.co.uk/care-homes/