Our residents’ top 3 favourite meals
Good nutrition plays a crucial role in keeping older people healthy. Although metabolic requirements decrease with age, a nutritionally balanced diet is just as important in our later years as it is for a young child. Eating well can keep hearts healthy, brains functioning well and can protect oral and bone health.
Despite much evidence to this effect, a large number of older adults in the UK are still not receiving the nutrients they need to stay well and healthy.
Here at Westgate, we work hard to prepare meals that are not only nutritionally valuable for our residents but are also visually appealing and tasty. We realise the need to encourage healthy eating and develop regularly changing menus that cater to the tastes of our residents. Here are three of their favourite meals, as voted for by our community themselves!
1 – Roast Dinner: Of course, who doesn’t love a good old Sunday Roast? Chicken, lamb, pork, beef, veg and all the trimmings.
2 – Homemade pies: Nothing beats a homemade pie. Whether it’s a pastry or potato top, tender chunks of meat or robust veggies. Mmm.
3 – Afternoon tea: Although not a ‘meal’ as such, our residents just love an old fashioned afternoon tea. Not only are the sandwiches and cakes always scrummy, but it’s a great excuse for a social get together.
We take our residents nutritional needs extremely seriously and work hard to encourage even the most reluctant of eaters to maintain a healthy diet. We think our meals are delicious, but don’t take our word for it. Why not come and join your loved one for lunch one day and sample them yourself?