Runwood Homes introduces bite-sized nutrition initiative
Group Hospitality Manager at Runwood Homes, Chris Williams and James Cotton, Group Development Chef, are delighted to have launched their Bites-sized Nutrition initiative, to further support those living with Dementia.
Dementia can lead to co-ordination difficulties, which means that using cutlery efficiently can be a task. Residents living with Parkinson’s, arthritis or recovering from a stroke may also have difficulty utilizing cutlery. With this in mind, Chris and James launched the Bite-sized nutrition initiative, to further educate kitchen teams across the Runwood Homes Group on suitable foods for residents with differing needs and requirements.
The initiative was created as a way to further improve the mealtime experience for every resident. Teams within Runwood Homes know full well the importance of creating a calming, sociable and inclusive environment for residents during meals. The Bite-size nutrition initiative is just another brilliant project that Runwood Homes has introduced to achieve this.
The initiative will promote dignity and independence as it reduces the need for hands on assistance. It will also provide a nutritionally balanced diet; providing finger foods that aren’t buffet style. It is both person-centred and inclusive, as residents who may have difficulty using cutlery can still feel included and comfortable in the mealtime experience.
Both Chris and James very much look forward to delivering the training to Runwood Homes teams where they can discuss the numerous benefits of the initiative and share more recipe ideas too. Chris commented:
“Our Bite Sized Nutrition initiative provides a nutritionally balanced diet and is person-centred, meaning residents who may not have felt comfortable eating certain foods can now feel included”
“Myself and James Cotton, Group development Chef, are excited about training our chefs with these simple recipes to prepare, cook and serve.”
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