A professional development short course for bed & Breakfast and homestay hosts, childhood centres and hostel staff.

This training helps you meet your Food Act 2014 obligation to provide safe food service to those who declare a special dietary need.

Developed in consultation with national dietary needs and hospitality sector organisations.

By the end of the training you will have

  • An understanding of the food legislation that affects you.
  • Thorough knowledge about the food needs of those who have allergies, Coeliac Disease, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, low calorie diets, trans fats diets, FODMAP diets, the several different types of vegetarianism, Kosher and Halal diets.
  • Enhanced skills in identifying and selecting suitable grocery items for the different dietary needs.
  • An understanding of the potential risk information on ingredient labels.
  • Practical knowledge of ‘safe’ food preparation and presentation.
  • The skill to use smart questioning so you can quickly and efficiently get the safe food information you need.

As part of the training you are going to receive

  • Three easy-to-read PDF magazines (50+ pages) you can keep as a reference. These were especially written for the course by a dietitian and a specialist food writer.
  • Extra related information to read, and a Registered Nutritionist to answer your questions.
  • Interesting exercises to complete to help you apply the information to your environment.
  • An easy to understand online test to achieve your Certificate of Competence for food safety training records.

Quick, easy and straightforward to complete - allow just 2 hours overall, and learn anytime it suits you within the two weeks that your login is live.

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Note. This training also contributes toward the learning for two New Zealand Qualification Authority Standards: US 27945v2. Apply menu requirements to catering services production. US 27957v2. Develop menus to meet special dietary and cultural needs for a catering services operation.