Health and wellbeing have never been so important, and Sunrise of Hale Barns are prioritising nutrition amongst their residents to ensure they live happy and healthy lifestyles.
Sunrise of Hale Barns has been gathering regular feedback from residents on their dining options from the in-house dining team. The care home holds regular dining forums, and the residents who attend get the opportunity to put forward ideas to the chefs which reinforce Sunrise of Hale Barns' values of enabling choice and independence.
During the winter months, it can be harder to get the recommended dose of Vitamin D. Sunrise of Hale Barns has introduced a new winter drinks menu, with specially formulated drinks that boost Vitamin D intake and support immune health.
Sophie Murray, Head of Nutrition and Hydration at Sunrise Senior Living UK, said:
“Vitamin D is essential for good health, strong bones and muscles. There are studies linking the positive use of Vitamin D to prevent or reduce recovery time for those with upper respiratory infections.
“Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to several health problems such as osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, osteomalacia and heart disease.
“Nutrition is extremely important at Sunrise of Hale Barns. Whether its food or fluid – every mouthful counts and, we can never do enough.”
Sunrise of Hale Barns has also been working on ‘pot shots’, fortified desserts that are nutritionally dense and packed full of all the vitamins residents need for winter-time. Each dessert contains plenty of Vitamin C and Zinc to support residents’ immune systems.
Sharon Parkes, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Hale Barns, said:
“At Sunrise of Hale Barns, we prioritise the health of our residents by providing nutritiously dense, fresh, delicious food, that is all prepared in-house by our dedicated dining team.
“It is not just the residents who benefit from this, but our teams as well. At Sunrise of Hale Barns, all members of the team are entitled to free and nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is just one of the many ways we ensure everyone at Sunrise of Hale Barns is healthy and happy.”
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