VfL Blog

Category: Nutritional Advice

Tips and advice about eating a nutritious vegetarian or vegan diet.

Vegetarians: more or less likely to get cardiovascular disease?

Written by V for Life volunteer Paul Appleby, who is a Health & Wellbeing expert and part of the Vegan Society Research Advisory Committee A major study of cardiovascular disease risk in vegetarians, published in the British Medical Journal in September 2019, elicited considerable media...

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Posted by Guest on 10/10/19 in Articles and Life After Retirement and Nutritional Advice and Questions Answered

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The A to Z of dysphagia

As part of our Dysphagia Awareness Week we have spoken with Preston Walker who is an expert in preparing dysphagic foods and is an award-winning chef with 25 years’ experience. Preston has dedicated his career to improving the standard of cooking across the care catering sector with...

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Posted by Katie on 03/04/19 in Nutritional Advice and Questions Answered

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Tips and advice when catering for someone with dysphagia

Today, a standardised framework comes into place internationally for those caring for someone with dysphagia. The guidelines – created by the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative – show thickness levels of food and drink for a person with dysphagia. This is to...

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Posted by Katie on 29/03/19 in Nutritional Advice

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