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Runwood Homes Takes Part in Nutrition and Hydration Week

This week, homes across the Runwood Homes Group have really enjoyed taking part in Nutrition and Hydration week. The brilliant staff teams have created some wonderful new initiatives in light of the week and have found innovative and engaging ways to encourage residents to talk about its importance and to take part.

Runwood Homes value the importance of good, nutritious food for residents and the important role food plays in their lives.

The talented team of chefs at Runwood Homes are passionate about food and ensure that meals meet each and every resident’s unique needs, all whilst making sure they are tasty, full of nutrition and can be enjoyed within a pleasant, relaxing and sociable environment.

Runwood Homes are always finding new, innovative ways improve the mealtime experience for residents. Group Hospitality Manager, Chris Williams and James Cotton, Group Development Chef, have recently introduced their Bite-sized nutrition initiative, to further educate kitchen teams across the Runwood Homes Group on suitable foods for residents with differing needs and requirements.

Across the Group, many homes have their own hydration stations too, which encourage residents to keep hydrated from a choice of delicious beverages and fruits.
Jubilee Court, in Hucknall, Nottingham, marked this week’s Nutrition and Hydration Week with a brilliant refreshment stall. Fresh fruits, milkshakes, fresh cream, fruit juice, cream cakes and more wonderful snacks were all on offer and the residents enjoyed helping themselves to whatever refreshments they fancied.

At The Grange, in Wickford, Essex, the team introduced a new breakfast initiative, where residents are able to make suggestions on the different kind of breakfast options they would like to see, all whilst encouraging healthy options too. So far, residents have enjoyed plenty of fresh fruit, yoghurts, fresh milkshakes, egg on toast and a selection of cereals.

In Thaxted, Humfrey Lodge residents had great fun making their own healthy egg muffins, and later enjoyed a food and drink quiz and chatting about the importance of a balanced diet and residents at Heron Court, in Brentwood, enjoy taking a quiet moment with a refreshing drink, which they can help themselves to from their hydration station.

A spokesperson from Runwood Homes said:
“Taking part in such initiatives are a great way to encourage teams within homes to further enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of residents. It is fantastic to see the different ways homes have taken part this week, to mark the importance of nutrition and hydration. The ideas created this week will continue to be embedded into the home and will become a standard practice.”