Unit 222 Qcf Level Ii Health and Social Care

UNIT 222
Support individuals to eat and drink

222.1 - Be able to support individuals to make choices about food and drink
1.3 - Describe ways to resolve any difficulties or dilemmas about the choice of food and drink
Sometimes this can happened. Knowing our service users and their likes and dislikes helps but when the service user is unable to communicate their likes or dislikes we could ask family and friends or even a previous service provider. Observing the service user while eating can also be a good   indication of what they like or dislike, for example if a certain food is left it’s a good indication that they do not like it. If we know they are a recovering alcoholic, we will not cook with wine or sherry. If they are overweight, we will plan something delicious but without calorie-laden sauces, and something light for dessert (or cook with a sweetener instead of sugar). If they are diabetic, we will ask what calorie count they are allowed for the meal, and plan a fresh-fruit compote for dessert. If they are allergic to nuts or shellfish, don't have them. If they are vegetarian, we could plan a meal without meat or chicken or, some vegetarians are allowed to have fish. To be safe, just in case some have gallbladder or cholesterol problems, we will avoid fried foods. For the residents with dementia, because they forget event what food preferred in the past, we can remained them what food they used to like in the past according with they care plan and also asking their family and we can give them more time to make up their minds about what food to choose

1.4 - Describe how and when to seek additional guidance about an individual’s choice of food and drink
There may be a resident who has certain foods they don’t like or cannot eat for health reasons. To find that information I would check the residents care plans as the information is kept in there. If a resident is diabetic I could check with a GP regarding what is and isn’t safe for them to eat or...