Texture-modified meals: Enhancing quality of life for seniors

Texture-modified meals: Enhancing quality of life for seniors

Sodexo Chefs have been finding creative and innovative ways to serve food to residents at Maranatha Age Care facility.

Food services can be challenging in aged care when considering the safety and nutritional health and wellbeing of residents. Some residents at Maranatha are also on a pureed diet and unable to eat foods such bread or meat, which many of us enjoy daily.

Mealtimes are so much more than nutrients on a plate. They are a time to connect with others, savour flavours, colours, textures and smells, trigger memories and create joy. Sodexo’s chefs have been creating texture-modified meals that look and taste delicious, while meeting specialised dietary requirements to improve quality of life for the seniors. This is a new initiative this year, allowing chefs to modify the texture of meals residents wouldn’t normally be able to eat, such as sandwiches.

With warmer temperatures on the horizon, texture modifying also allows traditionally hot meals to be served cold, providing residents with a reprieve from the heat.

Sodexo aged care chefs take pride in improving mealtime and dining experiences for residents, through food innovation and a little creativity, we can create colourful and appetising ways to present nutritious texture-modified meals.

Find out about more about some of the culinary initiatives and opportunities available at Sodexo here.