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Enhancing our Meals with Food Fortification

Author: The Pure Food Co When you think about malnutrition, heart wrenching images of extremely unhappy looking, thin, bony and famished individuals come to mind. Some years ago, while working as the Chief Dietitian in a hospital in the Sultanate of Oman, I worked with many malnourished children with these …

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Restaurant quality meals

There’s no doubt that delicious food is one of the great joys of life, and that is just as true in retirement as any other stage of life. Nutrition is also key as we grow older. A healthy combination of good food and exercise can delay or even reverse many of …

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Eating Well this Winter

The wisdom “Let food be thy medicine” dates back almost 3000 years, and the importance of this statement is no less important now than it was then. The winter months can prove a nutritional challenge for some of us. Huddling in front of the fire and television on a wet, …

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Eldernet Easter Egg Hunt!

  There are 10 hidden Easter eggs in our “Products and Services” directory on Eldernet. Send us an email with the locations of 8 of those eggs and you’ll be in the draw to win an awesome Easter Egg Hamper!  (Which we promise we will deliver to your door and …

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The power of veggies

Keeping muscle mass and function is very important as you age. Typically as a muscle ages, it not only diminishes in size and strength, it also loses its aerobic capacity. This impacts on mobility and therefore, the ability to stay independent. The biological role of your muscles goes far beyond mobility. …

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Culinary Review – heat and eat meals

Who loves convenient, healthy, fresh meals that are simple to store, heat and eat?  I know that a lot of the Eldernet team do.  Whether you work long days or live alone, sometimes just the thought of thinking what your going to have for your evening meal, let alone cooking …

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Innovation in the snack business

The drive to create healthy, convenient products using natural ingredients, as well as environmentally friendly food wrap has drawn out a number of innovative Kiwi’s.  I was struck by several articles over the last week posted in the online news forum Stuff.co.nz,  where small businesses have emerged with simple ideas, often …

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Cooking with Esther Part 3 – Chicken Thigh with Panzanella Salad

Welcome to part 3 in the series – Cooking with Esther.   Esther Perrim (our General Manager) will take us step-by-step through the process of preparing a delicious recipe from My Food Bag . Also check out our previous articles Cooking with Esther Part 1 – Crispy-skinned Salmon with Sesame Broccoli …

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Eldernet Food Lovers Resources

Hey all you food lovers, Here in the Eldernet Office we have been speaking to these wonderful meal providers who do such a great job out in the community providing meals to people in their homes. You may have noticed a bit of a theme here recently … We just wanted …

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