Wiltshire Farm Foods has announced its first-ever range of Christmas meals, which have been especially created for those living with swallowing difficulties.
The launch will be welcomed by those living with the condition, also known as dysphagia, offering meals which have been developed in line with IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) requirements and which are as appealing visually, as they are nutritionally.
All dishes are also developed in line with key nutritional guidelines from the British Dietetic Association, ensuring they meet appropriate nutritional standards for people living with dysphagia.
The range includes an energy dense Puréed Turkey with Red Cabbage, Sage and Cranberry Stuffing and Duchess Potatoes, with over 500 Kcal and 20g protein; Puréed Honey Glazed Pork with Apple Sauce, Green Beans and Sauté Potatoes and a Puréed Festive Pudding with Vanilla Sauce; packed with balanced notes of festive spices, which is also gluten free.
The company is inviting healthcare professionals to try the meals for themselves so that they can experience new dishes that can help those under their care.
‘All our Christmas dishes have been developed in line with the requirements for an IDDSI Level 4 diet,’ said dietitian, Emily Stuart.
‘Dysphagia can often be a barrier to inclusive and enjoyable mealtimes, and as Christmas is such a sociable time of year, we wanted to ensure that those living with the condition have the opportunity to experience food which is both safe and delicious.’