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Old Friends

This page is for anyone involved in the provision of meals in the community.

Nutmeg@CRBCunninghams recognise that there is a variety of population groups that attend lunch clubs and community meals. Therefore, this program is tailored to your particular group. If the group you are providing for largely comprises of adults aged between 18 and 65, read about the importance of nutrition amongst this age group here.


If you are providing meals largely for older people, read about the importance of nutrition about that age group here.




Identify dishes which are halal, kosher, vegetarian and vegan to ensure that nutritionally balanced menus are provided for those with cultural dietary requirements

Ensure that those requiring inclusion or exclusion of certain foods still receive a nutritionally balanced menu

individual choice

Label and filter foods by their texture to create menus suitable for older people with Dysphagia and other swallowing difficulties who require a texture-specific diet. Ensure these individuals still receive adequate nutrition


Cater easily for those who are gluten-free or lactose intolerant, as well as those with specific food allergies


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