How to take aged care menus from dull to delicious

How to take aged care menus from dull to delicious

08/08/2017
How to take aged care menus from dull to delicious

Moving into a hospital, nursing home or retirement village can be a confusing and frightening time for the elderly.

Communal living also brings with it the requirement to eat from a set menu – often for the first time in their adult life. That creates a challenge for aged care facilities to ensure meals are tasty, tempting and nutritious.

Research[1] shows people aged over 70 are less likely to meet their protein needs – a serious concern when meeting these needs is vital for supporting the preservation of muscle mass and the benefits this brings to strength, mobility and general health[2].

That’s where providing tasty, protein-enriched desserts using NESTLÉ DOCELLO Protein Enriched Dessert Mix can support the nutritional goals for your residents.

The range, which includes butterscotch, lemon and strawberry flavours, meet dessert menu standards [3-7] providing a vital source of protein and calcium in every serve when prepared with full cream milk as directed.

Older people enjoy fine dining as much as the next person, and the NESTLÉ DOCELLO Protein Enriched Dessert Mix range enables busy commercial kitchens to go beyond bland and create wow factor desserts worthy of a café or restaurant while keeping to their strict operating timetables and budgets.

To create delicious and nutritious desserts your residents will love, please contact Thomasa Webb on 02 8756 2709 or thomasa.webb@au.nestle.com

NESTLÉ DOCELLO Protein Enriched product details at www.nestleprofessional.com.au/food/nestle-docello

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References 

[1] Taylor & Luscombe-Marsh. Food Australia 2015;67 (3): 18-21

[2] Paddon-Jones et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2015;101(suppl):1339S-45S

[3-7]:

  1. Agency for Clinical Innovation. Nutrition Standards for Adult Inpatients in NSW Hospitals 2011
  2. Dept Human Services (Victoria) Nutrition Standards for Menu Items in Victorian Hospitals and Residential Aged Care Facilities. 2009
  3. SA Health Government of South Australia. Menu and Nutritional Standards for Public Hospitals in South Australia. 2014
  4. Government of Western Australia Department of Health. Nutrition Standards for Adult Inpatients in WA Hospitals. 2012
  5. State-Wide Foodservices Policy and Planning. Queensland Health Nutrition Standards for Meals and Menus. 2015

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