Ruminations on health, wellness and nutrition

Recipe Ideas for Seniors: 5 Tips for Healthier Smoothies

  Menu Planning

Developing recipe ideas for seniors can be a challenge because you must balance exacting nutritional needs with flavor and appeal. Smoothies, when prepared correctly, can help round out your facility’s food menu program. Older adults – especially residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities – have special health considerations or dietary restrictions. This means that their meals …

7 Ways Dietitian-Approved Menus Boost Senior Nutrition

  Menu Planning

Dietitian-approved menus for nursing homes and residential care facilities focus on the importance of senior nutrition. But, the meals aren’t just healthy – they’re specifically designed to appeal to older adults. Proper nutrition is essential for seniors and, when planning menus, adult care centers must account for factors such changing appetites, dietary restrictions and eating problems. Most important, the meals must …