Good Food Means Good Health

Good nutrition is a central strand to our care at the Chiswick Nursing Centre. Scientific studies show that a healthy diet benefits the body and brain enormously, prolonging life, staving off disease and illness, and aiding recovery.

When we get older, our appetites tend to diminish. Little and often is usually what is required so we will typically present five eating opportunities throughout the day – breakfast, lunch, tea, supper and a later evening snack. We ensure that food is tempting to the eye as well as the palate, in addition to being nutritionally balanced. Carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, bread, pasta) and, fruit and vegetables make up the majority of the healthy eating plate. The next most significant food grouping is  protein (fish, meat, eggs), closely followed by dairy. Finally, there are foods containing fats and sugars.

Our dedicated nutritionist and dietician has all the expertise to correctly construct the components of our menus. It is our long-serving professional chef, John, who works his magic to produce a tempting choice of tasty meals to appeal to as many as possible – including those on special diets.

Meal times are important social milestones that punctuate the day so what better way to enjoy good company than over plates of delicious food?

Our food service is regulated by Hammersmith and Fulham Council’s Environmental Health Inspectorate. We are also members of the National Association of Care Catering. As part of its remit, the association is committed to raising standards of care catering. It champions the positive impact nutrition, hydration and mealtimes have on the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of the elderly and vulnerable in care settings.

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