Apetito launch Finger Food Bites

Care Home meals provider, Apetito, have launched a range of finger food dishes specifically aimed at those suffering with dementia, to make mealtimes easier and safer.

Care Home meals provider, Apetito, have launched a range of finger food dishes with the aim of helping residents living with dementia or co-ordination issues still have an inclusive dining experience.

Finger Food Bites are meals which able to be picked up with their fingers, which means residents won’t have to struggle to manipulate cutlery.

The range features 12 dishes including chicken and mushroom casserole, ham and leek, chicken tikka, sausage casserole, salmon supreme and veggie bolognaise.  

Also included are chicken goujons, fish goujons, chicken fillets & stuffing, pork meatballs, chipolatas, and omelettes.   

Importantly, care homes can choose from a selection which includes plant-based meals as well as healthier choices, and gluten free, appealing to a wide-variety of diets.

Care homes divisional lead for Apetito, Richard Woodward, explains that this range has been years in the making and that the team has truly ‘led the way’ in creating these dishes.

“The elements of Finger Food Bites are cleverly designed and created so they melt in the mouth. Each ‘Bite’ encapsulates the flavours of a traditional meal and for the very first time, this innovative new range will allow residents living with dementia to enjoy feeding themselves, with no mess and with tasty meal options. 

“It’s a real game-changer for care homes and their residents.

He adds that they are “hugely excited” by this and see it as a key element of a care home’s nutritional strategy going forward, especially to ensure those living with dementia can feed themselves with dignity.

“Mealtimes can be a real challenge for care homes in delivering a quality dining experience for those living with dementia. Residents can lose concentration, forget to eat and drink, and struggle to use cutlery or cups. The resulting potential loss of nutrition is also a factor for concern.

“Food is one of life’s simple pleasures and we strongly believe (as do all the care homes that we work with) that residents should all be able to enjoy dining with dignity with meals they can look forward to eating.”

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