March 19, 2014 - Page 2 of 4 - Eat Well Nutrition

Finger foods

Dementia can often lead to difficulties with co-ordination, motor skills and attention span. This means it can be a struggle for some to use cutlery or concentrate on finishing meals, providing finger foods can be a good solution. Finger foods are those that are prepared in a way that makes them easy to pick up[…]

Movember and Men’s Health

Movember! A great month for us to focus on men’s health and nutrition. Funds raised by Movember support two of the biggest health issues that men face – prostate cancer and male mental health. Nutrition can play an important role in reducing cancer risk and promoting good mood and general well-being. We all know that eating[…]

Hydration in the Summer Months

The warmer weather has arrived which means the risk of dehydration amongst residents is elevated. It is important to ensure your facility has hydration strategies in place to avoid heat-related illness.The risk factors for dehydration include: Poor oral intake Requirement for thickened fluids Poor access to fluids Inability to independently eat & drink Increased fluids[…]

Festive Bites

Your residents might enjoy these yummy bites for a bit of fun this festive season! Remember to speak to your facility dietitian for personalised advice, and if you’re unsure about any texture requirements.   Christmas Fudge Ingredients 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons glucose syrup 125g butter, chopped 180g dark[…]

Overweight and Obesity: Restrictive diets are not the answer

Overweight and obesity during middle age is linked to many chronic health problems, however, many people are unaware that being overweight in later life is associated with better health outcomes. It may be protective, improve survival from illness and increase length of life. Putting an older person on a restrictive diet to promote weight loss[…]

Label Reading and Choosing a Healthy Product

The supermarket can be a confusing place. With so many pre-packaged items available, how can you know what is a good product and what is one worth leaving on the shelf? Aiming to eat less pre-packaged products and more wholesome, natural foods, such as fruit, vegetables, fresh meat and fish is an important diet goal. However for convenience reasons,[…]