Do your catering teams need more support to enable your ladies and gents with swallowing difficulties to enjoy nutritious, visually attractive and appetizing pureed meals?
We all eat with our eyes first, so it’s so important to ensure that meals always looks appetising and attractively presented, for everyone, regardless of their condition, to create an inclusive mealtime experience.
For your people on pureed diets, particularly, meal presentation is as fundamental as the dish itself, and it’s common for people living with dementia to refuse to eat what they don’t recognise.
Here at Hcsuk, we’re very proud to have been the first company to bring food moulds onto the market in the UK over 8 years ago to help care homes just like you to improve the presentation of your pureed meals, increase nutritional intake and help restore dignity at mealtimes for the people you support.
What we’ve learnt from running training workshops to help improve the presentation of purees meals, with care home chefs and speaking to 100’s of care homes, is that buying food moulds just isn’t enough.
You will experience other challenges which need to be addressed, in order to achieve the goal of creating visually appetizing and delicious pureed meals:
- Lack of staff knowledge, skills and confidence.
- Staff resistance to change
- Lack of understanding of the ‘why’
- Perceived lack of time and extra work
- Lack of recipes
- Failure to achieve desired results (shape retention )
- Staff mindset around pureed diets
Because we’re a company who genuinely cares about helping you get your desired results, we’ve partnered up with the amazing team at Essential Cuisine to bring you a UNIQUE offer in the marketplace.
You can benefit from our brand new food thickener, Nutrisis, to provide you with a practical solution to adapt the texture of meals for nutritional requirements, to enable smooth, even and lump free texture modified meals.
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You can also benefit from additional support by way of:
- Practical on site demonstration by a trained Chef to improve knowledge and confidence of your staff
- Video tutorials by trained Chefs
- 88 page book, ‘Making Mealtimes Memorable’ including recipes, hints and tips to make life easier in your care home kitchen’
When your catering teams have learnt how to create high quality pureed meals which are easily recognizable for the people you support, you will gain:
INCREASED job satisfaction for your catering teams
IMPROVED nutritional intake and health and wellbeing for your ladies and gents
REDUCED food wastage
IMPROVED compliance and ratings with CQC
SAVING on preparation time
If you’d like to grab your free sample of food thickener, your ‘Making Mealtimes Memorable recipe book’ or to learn more about how we can assist you to ‘shape up your pureed meals’ then get in touch today on 01773 713713 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
And to learn more ways to make mealtimes more dignified for the people you support, why not download our Dignified Dining Solutions Guide here.
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