8.3b Ensure food is provided at the appropriate temperature and in accordance with the plan of care i.e. the individual is able to eat it

When serving food, you should follow the individual’s plan of care to ensure that they are able to eat it. This involves, among other things, making sure that food is at an appropriate temperature. If the food is too hot, the individual could burn themselves by accident, so you should make sure it is served at a sensible temperature.

You should also ensure that the food is suitable for them. For example, you shouldn’t serve meat to a vegetarian, and you shouldn’t serve food that the individual is allergic to. An individual’s care plan and diet can change at any time so make sure you keep up to date with the individual’s changing preferences.

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