As part of the Ontario CLRI’s Nutrition in Disguise (NiD) initiative, this webinar will share findings from research to help chefs and nutrition managers working in LTC create meals that are more nutritious for residents.
- Identify key micronutrients that are often missing in the diets of residents living in LTC and highlight key ingredients that can be added to recipes in dishes most appropriate for the LTC population.
- Explain and show the process for changing menus and recipes to maximize nutrition while considering cost of ingredients.
- Understand how to try NiD recipes by conducting a taste-testing event with residents in your home.
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About NiD Research
Older adults living in LTC often have don’t get the amount of key nutrients that support their health. Not consuming enough protein, vitamins and essential minerals can affect immunity, well-being and recovery from illness. Although it is common to enhance foods with energy and protein to support resident health, micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) enhancement is rare. The Nutrition in Disguise (NiD) study found that switching an ingredient in recipes to increase their nutritional value is a good way to help get older adults the nutrition they need.
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