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Protected Mealtimes (Scotland) Policy

Policy Statement

This policy sets out the values, principles and policies underpinning {{org_field_name}}’s approach to the protection of mealtimes.

Missing meals, or experiencing interruptions during the mealtimes, can compromise a person’s nutritional intake, which could have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.

This purpose of this policy is to protect mealtimes from unnecessary and avoidable interruptions, providing a conducive environment for eating and ensuring that staff are available to support people during mealtimes, putting people at the centre of their mealtime experience.

This policy has also been drawn up in line with guidance from the Hospital Caterers Association. It is in line with the relevant values and principles underpinning the national health and social care standards set out in My Support, My Life, and helps to answer key question 1: “How well do we support people’s wellbeing?” in the Quality Framework for Care Homes for Older People.

Other relevant legislation and guidance that the home follows include the:

Key Goals

The goals of {{org_field_name}} are:



The principles of Protected Mealtimes are included for all staff in their induction training.

Responsible Person: {{org_field_registered_manager_first_name}} {{org_field_registered_manager_last_name}}

Reviewed on: {{last_update_date}}

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