After many months in development, leading supplier of meals to the Care Homes sector, apetito, has extended its award-winning range of texture modified meals and launched a brand-new range of IDDSI Level 5 desserts, giving care homes more choice to support residents who are living with dysphagia (a swallowing condition often associated with Dementia that results in residents requiring a softer diet).
Hard on the heels of the launch of its Finger Foods Bites, which has been a game changer for care homes catering for residents living with dementia, apetito’s new and market-leading Level 5 desserts are based on firm traditional favourites – namely Rice Pudding, Apple Sponge and the much-loved classic, Sticky Toffee Sponge.
The desserts have been developed with taste and nutritional content, front of mind. The new dishes are also gluten free, and the Sticky Toffee Sponge caters for those at risk of malnutrition, providing an energy dense option.
apetito’s texture modified meals have been carefully moulded to look (and taste) exactly like the original dish they are based on, offering residents the ability to dine with dignity and return enjoyment to mealtimes. The company works hard to understand the needs of those living with swallowing difficulties and leads the market in the creation of soft and pureed meals that look and taste delicious and are safe for residents to eat.
Richard Woodward, general manager of apetito Care Homes Division says:
“A strong focus for our business is looking at the future of dementia-friendly dining, which is something that our care home customers take very seriously.
“We continue to work in close collaboration with our customers to understand their needs and their challenges and are proud to have developed this delicious new range of safe and nutritionally balanced desserts that we hope their residents will enjoy.”
apetito, is the UK’s leading creator and supplier of meals for the health and social care sector, partnering with 600 care homes, independent schools, nurseries and hospitals.
Each recipe is developed to meet precise nutritional standards – in line with the British Dietetic Association guidelines and Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering. As proud supporters of the care industry, apetito partners with many industry organisations such as the National Care Association, National Care Forum and Care England. apetito was also a founding partner of the Malnutrition Taskforce.
apetito is a three-time winner of the UK’s highest business accolade, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, most recently in April 2019, awarded for Sustainable Development. The company is proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer, and to operate in an ethical and sustainable way that respects the environment, people, and the wider community.