Care home meals provider, apetito, has launched 10 new texture modified meals as part of its Culinary Inspirations’ product launch.
Apetito has introduced a range of IDDSI level five meals. Each features a moulded protein element, which aims to stimulate and entice residents’ appetite whilst further bringing dignity back to dining.
New dishes include Salmon in Dill Sauce, Beef in Gravy, Beef Grillsteak, and Vegetable and Westcountry Cheddar Cheese Bake.
Apetito has also introduced a new rice mould to its level four, Puree Petite softer foods range. Due to its grainy nature and high starch content, rice is notoriously challenging to fully purée.
The company has developed a puréed texture which it believes will be welcomed by those with swallowing difficulties who are unable to eat rice in its solid form.
Created by apetito’s expert product development team and in-house dietitian, the resulting dishes offer great choice and an exceptional dining experience to residents living with dysphagia, while delivering the quality and innovation that the company is so renowned for in the Care sector.
Neil Hargreaves, care homes divisional manager, said: ‘When it comes to first impressions, food presentation is paramount and we understand how important it is for residents to dine with dignity, no matter their dietary needs.
‘Everything we do here at apetito seeks to enhance and deliver an exceptional dining experience for care home residents. For us, this range is all about offering choice and innovation and most importantly, bringing enjoyment back to mealtimes for those living with dysphagia.’
Apetito’s mobile presentation suite, the apetiser, (which allows for safe, socially distanced sampling of its meals), is travelling around the UK to care homes.
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