Welcome to Choice Dining

Welcome to Choice Dining

Choice Dining

A food accreditation for the care sector.

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Choice Dining is the first food-focused accreditation for the care sector. It was designed from the ground up to give care-seekers the ability to easily consider and compare the dining experience within different care settings. We are very grateful to the action group who have supported and advised Autumna throughout the process:

Alex Hall (Unilever), Alison Smith (NHS Herts Valleys CCG), Anne Dudley (Hampshire County Council), Chris Williams (Runwood Homes), Erika Burany (Unilever), Jo Bonser (HCS UK), Nick Dutton (Primrose Bank), Paul Anderson (Meiko UK), Sophie Murray (Harbour Healthcare), Wendy Westbury (Dormy Care), Zoe Fry (The Outstanding Society)

To be awarded the Choice Dining badge, a care home will have committed to delivering an exceptional dining experience with a strong focus on:

  • Preference
  • Individuality
  • Hygiene
  • Care 
  • The environment

For the first time, you can now explore all about the food a care home offers, how it is served and presented and what they’re doing to cater for personal taste.

Screenshot showing Choice Dining logo on an Autumna care home profile

Choice Dining is made up of 6 categories:


The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.


A critical component for good health.


A freedom to eat the food you want, when you want it.


Understanding the wants and requirements of every individual be it cultural, religious or dietary.


Delivering a respectful and quality service.


Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Understanding Choice Dining on Autumna:

Choice Dining will be present on every Autumna profile that has provided us information about their food and dining experience. Providers simply need to edit their profile as they normally would and look for the 'Edit Choice Dining' button.

We have broken the information down into small, easy to understand statements. This gives the care seeker the freedom to look in as much, or as little, detail as they like, learning about the services each care provider offers. 

A chef plating up an enticing dinner service

Care Groups participating in & supporting Choice Dining

Choice Dining Providers

You can read the full checklist here


email us at info@Autumna.co.uk for more information.

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