Care home residents get a taste for new menu - The Worcester Observer

Care home residents get a taste for new menu

Worcester Editorial 10th May, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

RESIDENTS at a Worcester care home explored the world of healthy eating when they took part in a taste test for their new summer menu.

From Jamaican spiced ginger cake and barbecue pulled pork wraps to tomato and basil lasagne and spiced summer puddings, the 30 residents and their families from Northwick Grange Care Home enjoyed a range of meals, awarding them marks out of five.

The dishes, which were supplied free by Unilever Food Solutions and Brakes, were graded on look, smell, texture and taste, before being chosen for the new menu.

Staff at the home on Old Northwick Lane organised the event in order to get the residents involved, as well as to promote a healthy, well-balanced and nutritional diet as part of a holistic approach to treatment.

Kelly Gatfield, manager of the care home, said: “Food is a huge factor in our residents’ lives and we want to ensure the meals we provide not only satisfy their tastes but benefit their health.

“Healthy eating is vital to keeping well in later life. The right spices are proven to improve longevity and well-being, while meals that are high in nutritional value help protect cognitive functions as we age.

“It was great to see our residents taking such an interest and discussing their different meal options with such enthusiasm. They are now looking forward to actually seeing them on the menu.”


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