Marriott House & Lodge celebrated National Nutrition & Hydration Week (12th-18th March) with wholesome food and thirst-quenching beverages.
The whole team worked together with hospitality staff to ensure that each resident’s dietary requirements and care needs were met. Increasing knowledge of the importance of nutrition and hydration among residents and staff is something that is key to maintaining and improving a person’s well-being.
During week the home devised an exciting, challenging and fun assortment of food-themed activities:
On Monday, we held an afternoon of smoothie making and fruit-themed word games!
On Tuesday, the students from Chichester University held their weekly activity session, which was focused on the importance of exercise and nutrition.
On Wednesday, we held a Welcome Wednesday Lunch Club, Music for Health session and Nutrition & Hydration Tea Party. This was held with members of the local community and everyone got the chance to talk about the importance of nutrition and hydration.
Thursday was ‘Thirsty Thursday’. This day involved getting residents, visitors and staff to try new drinks and included information about the importance of remaining hydrated. We also held a special bingo session.
We finished the week with ‘Fruity Friday’. On this day, staff members dressed in bright colours and we held a community pub quiz with lots of refreshments available, of course.
Chefs always speak with the residents they cook for to find out more about their likes and dislikes, suggesting new dishes and ingredients for everyone to try.