An innovative FOOD IN CARE ‘train the trainer’ course.       

It is a TWO DAYS course developed to upskill carers of children and young people in care - addressing nutrition and food behaviour issues.

Food in Care FREE resource

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  • A comprehensive introduction to Food in Care training programme. 
  • The resource provides a detailed insight into the needs of Children in Care, with practical tools and ideas that carers (foster, kinship, residential) and other professionals can use.

2 days Food in Care COURSE


  • 20th and 21st November 2019 - Manchester 
  • 27th and 28th November 2019 - London

    What you’ll learn

    • This evidence-based programme has been co developed to upskill those working with children in care to manage complex eating behaviours.
    • Attendance on the course will give participants detailed knowledge and skills of nutrition and the impact this has on physical and mental health and well-being.
    • Understanding of how food is used socially to communicate thoughts, actions and beliefs 
    • Participants will gain insight and the ability to look beyond the child’s food-related behaviour and learn strategies and techniques to help the child.
    • Upskilling carers and support staff with these resources will positively impact relationships within the care setting and promote placement stability.

    Training content


    The Nutrition and Health workshop provides participants with practical knowledge about a healthy and balanced diet, how to overcome the barriers to healthy eating and how food impacts on health, behaviour and the prevention of disease.

    Nutrition and Health workshop has been certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).


    Food for Thought workshop explores food beyond nutrition. It looks at how food comes to stand for thoughts, beliefs and feelings and how these can be better understood and harnessed in the care of children.

    Training cost

    Two days ‘train-the-trainer’ course    @ £230 + VAT/person.

    Foster Talk members receive 20% DISCOUNT when booking a place on this course and pay just £180.00 + VAT.

    Closing date for reservations is 

    7th of October 2019.  

    Limited places availabe. Book as soon as possible. 

    An evidence based and evaluated course.

    • Food in Care is an evidence based, evaluated programme 
    • We have delivered a number of training sessions across the North West, with very positive feedback. 
    • We have trained 84 Food in Care champions to date, including foster carers, social workers, residential teams and training professionals at both practitioner and manager level.

    Two evaluation reports are available:

    What others have said about this course:


    Foster carer

    "Every foster carer should do this course. Very informative and practical."


    Training Officer

    I have gained a very good understanding of how food is directly involved in every part of a child and young person life, and is essential component to provide positive outcomes for LAC. This resource needs to continue and become part of everyday.”


    Social worker

    “Gave me the opportunity to look at food in a different way and how much of an impact it can have on relationships. Really enjoyed this.”

    About the Trainers

    Our expert trainers provide a detailed insight into the needs of children and young poeple in care, and a comprehensive understanding of practical strategies that carers can use in providing a therapeutic care.

    Magda Przybylka, RNutr Public Health, MSc., BSc (Hons)

    Registered Nutritionist in Public Health who has been involved in the development of the Food in Care programme since  its launch in 2015. Magda has an extensive experience in both nutrition and social care.

    Cheryl Kokolay, MSc., BSc (Hons), MBPsS and DTLLS. Sport and Health

    Health consultant with 5 years experience in fostering. Cheryl has been supporting the development of Food in Care programme since start and brings a lot of expertise, passion and her own experience to the training programme.