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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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

GoScan

Here’s some good news for shoppers, there’s a fabulous new iphone app on the market, and it’s free!   GoScan allows you to scan barcodes or browse a database to find out a wealth of information about your favourite products, or those you’re considering purchasing. You’ll learn the following information:   Nutrition information – calories/kilojoues, grams[…]