March 19, 2014 - Eat Well Nutrition

D-Tick

You might have heard a bit of buzz about the D-Tick lately, so let us briefly explain what it is about. The D-Tick is a program designed specifically for Diabetics. It provides this ever growing population with an indication of what products will aid in maintaining good blood glucose levels. Any products that have obtained the D-Tick have met a strict[…]

Eat Well at Easter

Well, it’s Easter again! The supermarkets have been working hard since February to make absolutely sure you know that Easter is coming up, with chocolate eggs and bunnies, and hot cross buns of every variety exploding off the shelves. Easter is a great time to get together with loved ones and enjoy some laughs and yummy food. But[…]

The sugar debate

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about sugar, with some individuals blaming this single nutrient for the obesity crisis and a whole manner of life-style related illness. Naturally, many people are confused as to what to do. After all, we were always taught that an apple a day would keep the doctor away! Is[…]

Beautiful Beans

Baked beans are a well-loved food item, popular with young and old alike. The good new is they’re very nutritious! Beans (and other legumes such as lentils and chickpeas) are packed full of fibre, protein and vitamins and minerals such as iron and folate. Because they’re so nutritious, beans are a valuable meat-subtitute for vegetarians.[…]

Diabetes in the Elderly

Due to the increased morbidity and mortality associated with weight loss, Dietitians now agree that dietary restrictions on elderly residents with diabetes, are not warranted. The risks of long term complications of diabetes in older people is small compared to the risk of malnutrition. Explaining to residents and their families that it is not only[…]

The Dining Room Service

The dining room is one of the most important factors influencing a resident’s nutritional intake. A dining room needs to be a nice welcoming space. Research suggests environment and atmosphere can significantly affect nutrition intake, so it is important to not only focus on the temperature & presentation of meals, but also the temperature of[…]