PROVIDING FOOD TO PROLONG INDEPENDENCE

Specialised and Textured Diets for the Aged What Capitol Caterers Offers: Delivering a balanced diet to senior citizens to meet their unique nutritional requirements Designing menus, with input from Capitol Caterers’ dieticians, to provide key nutrients to prevent frailty. Providing nutrient dense specialised diets with an emphasis on nutritional value and mindful presentation. Ensuring modified…

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DIETICIAN’S TIP FOR WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY (7 JULY)

Dark Chocolate vs Milk Chocolate Chocolate is made from varying amounts of cacao, which is a plant that contains minerals and antioxidants that has been found to be beneficial to the body. Dark chocolate contains less milk than milk chocolate, and it has a higher percentage of cocoa and usually contains less sugar depending on…

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NUTRITION AND CANCER

Why is nutrition important in cancer treatment? Nutrition assists cancer patients in keeping a healthy weight, maintaining body strength, keeping the body tissues healthy as well as assists in decreasing the side effects during and after treatment. Cancer and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiology may affect taste, appetite and the bodies ability to…

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SUPPORTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM THIS WINTER

The Immune System Function The immune system is vital in protecting the body from harmful germs, substances, and changes in cells.  It is an extremely complex system which is always active, surveying the body for unwanted substances or changes in the body.  Its activity is heightened when an individual becomes infected with a virus, bacteria,…

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FOOD SAFETY AT HOME

Food safety is very important within the food industry; however, with over a third of food-borne illness cases occurring in the home, it is as vital within our own domestic kitchens. Certain bacteria, viruses, parasites and chemicals can contaminate food and cause food to become unsafe.  Unsafe food can result in mild symptoms such as…

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