Pure Food Learning Centre
Excellent education tools
for those working in aged care
Find out more about our introductory training modules
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Introduction to Shapes
In this training you will learn how to easily use Shapes, the benefits of shapes to enhance dining experience for seniors and also learn simple tips for improving the dining environment in care homes. This training module is developed in collaboration with Metlifecare’s Food Services Manager Matt Horne.
These short and sharp introductory courses will teach you about the basics of nutrition, malnutrition, eating difficulties and more. All introductory training is FREE.
Introduction to Pure Foods
In this Pure Food Leaning Centre Introductory Training, you will learn about what makes our The Pure Food Co food special, how to mould our food and how to order, store and prepare it to ensure your residents get the best possible meal experience.
Introduction to Dysphagia
In this Pure Food Learning Centre Introductory Training, you will learn about Dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties that your residents may face, how you can help residents with this condition to have a safe and enjoyable dining experience.
Introduction to Dementia
In this Pure Food Learning Centre Introductory Training you will learn about the risk factors, symptoms, role of nutrition and the importance of maintaining the quality of life and enhancing the dining experience for those living with Dementia.
In this Pure Food Learning Centre Introductory Training, you will learn about what a great dining experience entails, factors impacting food intake and overall mealtime experience and finally get useful tips & ideas to create a positive dining experience that your residents will enjoy and benefit from.
The Advanced Pure Food Training Modules provide more of a dive deep into a specific topics like hydration, immunity and more. Our advanced training is free only to Pure Food Customers. If you are a Pure Food customer, contact us to get your code to access to advanced training.
Immunity & Nutrition Training
In this FoodCare Introductory Training, you will learn about the nutrition challenges many of your residents face, risks associated with malnutrition and how you can provide the best care for your residents.
In this Training module, you will learn everything you need to know about hydration including why it is so important, especially for older people, how you can make sure the people in your care stay hydrated and healthy, how to identify signs of dehydration and what to do about it and much more.
Advanced Nutrition Care Training
In this training, you will learn about screening and care plan development, food and fluid fortification, problems with eating and swallowing and mealtime assistance. All of this will help you provide better care for the people you look after.
Plate Presentation in Aged Care
In this training you will learn about presenting food in ways that result in a better dining experience for your residents and, ultimately, helps them eat more.
Advanced Training on Sarcopenia
In this training you will learn about Sarcopenia – the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength usually as a result of ageing. You will learn to recognise the symptoms and their impact on elderly adults. On completion of this training you will also know how to screen for Sarcopenia and understand treatment options for elderly adults.
Run Offline Training Sessions with your Team
We know some carers would prefer to run offline training session with their teams. Therefore, we are making a special packaged version of our introductory courses available for offline use.
To get access to this offline version of the training, please contact our customer service team on 0800 178 733 or
"Very informative all care staff should have this as part of their education. I am enjoying this."
"This is a good way for me to understand more about how to serve the resident's meals."
"Very informative and easy to understand. Awesome plating presentation. VERY GOOD AAAAAA+++"
"I learned a lot. Easy to understand. Very well presented. Thanks."
Guides and Resources
Immunity Quick Guide
Learn the basics about immunity, which minerals and vitamins have the most positive impact and which ingredients should be a staple in your menu to boost your diners’ immune systems.
The IDDSI framework standardises terminology, definitions and testing methods for texture modified foods and liquids. Download the framework here.
Download our Plate Presentation poster as a helpful visual reference for kitchen staff when creating looking meals to help diners take in the nutrition they need.