Barchester homes will be finding creative ways to increase awareness about the importance of healthy eating for older people as part of a national campaign called Nutrition and Hydration Week.
The week runs from 14th – 20th March and the campaign was started in order to shine a spotlight on nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings, with the aim of encouraging positive change in this area.
Barchester homes will be marking the week in a range of ways, from holding tea parties to arranging meetings between chefs and care home residents to discuss people’s favourite dishes.
Meanwhile everyone has the opportunity to get involved with the celebrations by entering Barchester’s Nutrition and Hydration Week competition on Twitter. To be in with a chance of winning two cook books full of delicious and nutritious recipes, Twitter users can ‘Guess how many blueberries are in the glass’ by visiting Barchester’s Twitter page: @Barchester_Care
For those who want to find out more about issues around nutrition for older people, there is a free downloadable e-guide on the topic available here. The in-depth guide provides details on how to maintain a balanced diet and offers information on subjects such as malnutrition and how to prepare finger foods.