How to cater well for older veggies this National Vegetarian Week
Vegetarian for Life has produced an original short film to mark National Vegetarian Week (14–20 May).
Leading experts in the care sector have shared their tips on catering well for the vegetarians, vegans and meat-reducers in their care. Accompany Dave Spikey, a vegetarian and renowned UK comedian, as he finds out what they have to say.
Says David Blackwood, Catering Manager at Meallmore – one of the growing number of UK care establishments that welcome and support older vegetarians and vegans:
Since signing up to VfL's UK List the support we have available has been instrumental in improving the food we offer to all of our residents. We recently filmed one of our Strictly Come Dining Tasting Events where we only served meat-free dishes, and none of our residents even noticed. We have residents who very regularly will choose the vegetarian option over the meat options now because the food is so colourful and tasty. I would suggest that every care provider could make improvements by linking in with VfL and ultimately the people in their care will experience a better variety of food.
In the film, we also hear from National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Care Chef of the Year 2017, Stuart Middleton; vegan MP, Christina Rees; Tracy Sutherland, Head of Hospitality at HC-One; Sophie Murray, Deputy National Chair of the NACC; and Jean Danher, a vegetarian for over 70 years, among many others.
Click here to see the film in full. Please let us know what you think, and share it with your friends.
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