A food accreditation for the care sector.

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 (Signature Senior Lifestyle), 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.

Choice Dining is made up of 6 categories:

Cuisine:

The preparation, nutritional value and presentation of food.

Hygiene:

A critical component for good health.

Options:

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

Individuality:

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

Care:

Delivering a respectful and quality service.

Environmental:

Being environmentally and socially responsible and thoughtful.

Exceptional Dining experience as chef plates a dinner

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 look in as much, or as little, detail as they like, learning about the services each care provider offers. 

Choice Dining example

You can read the full checklist here

or

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

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