Care group launches Vitamin D rich menu in response to COVID-19 research

Gary Edson Leawood Manor

Runwood Homes and Sanders Senior Living have launched a specialist Vitamin D rich menu in response to COVID-19 research. 

All care homes across the group will receive Vitamin D for residents from 4 January and the remainder of the winter following studies indicating the supplement might help protect against COVID-19.

Chris Williams, Head of Hospitality and Executive Chef at Runwood Homes Senior Living, said: “All of our menus have undergone further analysis to ascertain how we can best enhance Vitamin D in residents daily diets, we further reviewed all homes to ensure the balance of dishes on menus is suitable going into the winter months.

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“Fortification information and recipes have also been shared with homes to further enhance the intake of Vitamin D and I continue to work with the entire group in respect of the very best local produce made available in line with our residents’ preference and choice.”

Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer for Runwood Homes and Sanders Senior Living, added: “We must continually embrace the research available to us and proactively move to ensure at grass-roots level we are doing all we can to enhance the lives of our most vulnerable.

“Simple measures are often the most effective and food plays such a big part in all our lives, therefore, Chris and his team have taken forward the Vitamin D initiative across our homes and staff are talking about this initiative with residents and families alike.”

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