Nutrition and Hydration Week
Between 13th and 16th March, Treloar’s marked Nutrition and Hydration Week by promoting healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. Treloar’s students learn about healthy ways of eating and try healthy products in their domestic independence classes as part of their curriculum.
An advocate of a healthy lifestyle
Luke is a Final Year Supported Internship student at Treloar College and one of his favourite pastimes is cooking. Luke is very keen on keeping fit and healthy, he regularly visits the gym and enjoys healthy eating on a budget.
Luke has weekly independent cooking sessions in his flat and prepares dinners from scratch, often inviting a college friend to join him for dinner as he enjoys socialising too. He has absolutely grown in his cooking confidence and even does the washing up afterwards!
Our students gain confidence in the community by going out and about, doing their weekly shopping with their personal assistants and by keeping to a budget provided for their weekly food. They learn to choose recipes, create their own dishes, healthy seasonal recipes and to batch cook. These activities provide them with real life skills that they can continue to develop beyond Treloar’s.
I feel that my cooking has come on a very long way as I now cook with very minimal support and choose the recipes that I really like. I feel very independent while cooking; I really enjoy it and I am becoming more adventurous with my talents. When I am out at the supermarket food shopping, I am very good at identifying what items I need for my recipes and getting them for the best price! I have improved my budgeting skills. I will continue to practice in my kitchen during my final year at Treloar’s – watch out Master Chef!
Skills for Independence and Life Pathway at Treloar’s
Students in this pathway aspire to develop their independence and extend their learning. Learn more.
Swallowing Awareness Day
On Wednesday 16th March, the Speech and Language Therapy dysphagia team set staff and students the challenge of modifying the texture of a range of every day cakes and biscuits to the different textures many of the students need to help them eat safely. Both on the Houses and in the Jowett Centre, staff and students had the chance to practise and try out the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) texture tests displayed around all dining areas.
*Dysphagia is the medical term for eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
What does the Speech and Language Therapists do?
Our on-site Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) department offers support for students who have difficulties with:
- Social communication skills
- Eating and drinking