Improving the Dining Experience

Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Polly Whitworth, Dementia Centre Consultant, HammondCare

Module Description:
Our dining experience is made up of more than just the food we eat. The sights, smells, sounds, environment and company we keep all have an impact on our dining pleasure.

This module explores ways to provide the best dining experience for your residents by encouraging you to put yourself in their shoes. What are some of your personal preferences that make for a great dining experience? Making some simple changes can have a great impact.

In this module:

  • We discuss the importance of the whole dining experience to a resident’s enjoyment of their meal
  • We explore ways to inspire your team to deliver the best dining experience for their residents
  • And we share tips on how to create a dining atmosphere that encourages a person’s appetite and supports their independence

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  •  Recognise the importance of the whole dining experience.
  •  Demonstrate how to provide a dining environment that encourages independence, social interaction, engagement and positive mealtime experiences.
  •  Use observational skills to identify opportunities that can have a positive impact on each individual’s dining experience.



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The Nitty Gritty

  • Duration & Cost

    All of the modules are designed to contain approximately 30 minutes of high quality content plus a self assessment check which could take another 10 to 15 minutes.

    The cost per module is free.

  • What do I get?

    These online training modules are designed to provide important practical skills that will help cooks and chefs provide wholesome, tasty foods for older Australians. On successfully completing each module you will receive:

    - MBF certificate
    - PDF download of key learning
    - MBF recipes presented in each module
    - Enrolment in the MBF Community Forum which encourages sharing of knowledge, answers to questions and access to experts
    - Ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and access to Maggie's expertise

  • Can I do it any time?

    Yes, once you have registered for a module you will be able to complete it at any time.

  • What happens after I complete the course?

    After completion, you will gain access to the MBF Community Forum, a place where you'll have the chance to ask any questions you might have and gain access to ongoing recipes created by the Maggie Beer team and expert chefs.

  • Ask Questions

    Once you've completed the course, you'll gain access to the MBF Community Forum where you'll be able to ask any outstanding questions to experts.

  • Learning Resources

    You will have access to the module PDFs and by enrolling in the MBF Community Forum, ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and Maggie's expertise.

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