New company enters care market with solution to diet-specific food needs

A new company has entered the care sector in a bid to revolutionise the support for residents and patients who have special dietary requirements.

Kafoodle Kare, a tailored tool that combines personalised patient meal planning with dieticians’ dashboards to monitor the complex nutritional needs, claims to be the only system of its kind within the care sector.

The platform considers the relationship between medication and dietary intake, flagging medication-food clashes and warning staff when a meal plan does not meet a specific patient or resident’s needs or preferences.

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The product was designed in response to the difficulties catering in the care sector with factors like medication, allergens, intolerances and other specialised dietary requirements. To compound this, there’s often a disconnect between the kitchen and the carers, particularly around confidentiality.

Co-founder Tarryn Gorre added: “After two years working on Kafoodle Kare, it was a great honour to launch it to the market in January at the CES awards, to win The Vertical Prize for Healthcare IT validates our belief that we have created a product that is scalable and can benefit the health of the ageing population globally.”

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