Nursing & Care Sector
For older adults, the benefits of healthy eating
include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness
and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times,
and better management of chronic health problems. As we age,
eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and
staying emotionally balanced.
The Food Standards Agency recommends that residential
care for older people should aim to provide food
that meets the target recommendation for total and saturated
fat, salt and NMES.
The new EU directive (No. 1169/2011) regarding
allergen information comes into force in December 2014 and
will affect all catering and foodservice establishments preparing
food for consumption.