Nutrition and healthy eating are important at all stages of life and ensuring a balanced diet for the elderly provides extra challenges to care home caterers. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists estimate that between 50% to 75% percent of nursing home residents have a ‘swallowing disorder’ or dysphagia and the provision of nutritious, tasty and appealing meals to cater to the needs of these residents is an important aspect of menu planning.
Specialising in a range of meal creation options for care homes, from recipe ideas, product demonstrations and inspiration for menu development, the team at Thomas Ridley also offer a range created specifically for those who have difficulty chewing and swallowing. The Mrs Gill’s range delivers IDDSI compliant texture modified meals made with real ingredients. No artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, just nutritious, natural food that looks as good as it tastes. Providing both trayed meals and a range of bulk individual portions containing 30 servings per bag, Mrs Gill’s products are specially designed for care homes to offer a bespoke pureed meal tailored to residents’ needs and helping to reduce food waste.