The number of people over 65 years of age is constantly increasing globally. This trend has also made an impact on the catering for the elderly. Depending on mobility and individual capability, the requirements differ vastly.
The spectrum ranges from vigorous older people who can largely take care of themselves on their own, to residents of old people’s homes who are sick and in need of care. In addition, with age come physiological and disease-related changes that must be taken into account in a diet.
However, special dietary requirements are not just a matter of age. Due to diseases or allergies, a certain diet can be helpful or necessary even at a young age.
PROTEIN-RICH AND HIGH-CALORIE FOODS
In the event of an illness or age-related loss of appetite, undesired weight loss can set in quickly. Dementia and cancer patients are often affected. But also swallowing difficulties, pain and disease in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to a temporary or permanent low supply of calories and vital nutrients. High-calorie and protein-rich foods are one way of counteracting such malnutrition.
Menus for people with chewing and swallowing problems
Chewing and swallowing problems can affect people of different ages and be caused by a variety of reasons. Among the causes are tooth loss, loss of strength in the masticatory muscles or neurological diseases. Since people with chewing and swallowing problems are at risk of malnutrition, it is important to offer them a balanced and varied menu. Because enjoyment of food should be put first, regardless of a person’s life circumstances.
That is why the MOGUNTIA FOOD GROUP offers a selection of balanced menus for persons with chewing and swallowing issues. While the dishes are carefully strained, they can still be enjoyed with a knife and fork thanks to an optimal consistency.