Borough Care, Stockport’s largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people, marked the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week with lots of healthy food and drink related activities at its homes. The company has an ongoing mission to provide residents with the healthiest meals possible.
The week kicked off with residents enjoying fruit-based mocktails, to ensure they get their five-a-day. Other events included a crudités and smoothies afternoon and a vegetarian buffet. During the afternoon tea parties, where traditionally tea and cakes are served, platters of exotic, vitamin packed fruit were available instead.
Preventing dehydration is crucial to good health, especially in older people, so Borough Care has introduced new iced-teas and fruit juices to its hydration stations.
Mark Dale, Catering & Hospitality Manager at Borough Care, says: “Good nutrition is immensely important for older people. As part of the care Borough Care provides, we are committed to ensuring all our residents eat healthy, well-balanced meals and keep hydrated. During Healthy Eating Week, our catering teams produced some fantastic healthier foods, which residents really enjoyed.”