Southport’s over 60s increasingly conscious of diet and nutrition

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Southport’s over 60s increasingly conscious of diet and nutrition

As people in Southport give-up on their New Year diets, new research out today reveals that grandparents in the area may be the best people to go to for healthy eating advice.

The research conducted by home meal delivery service, Wiltshire Farm Foods, has revealed that 83 per cent of over 60s in the North West say it’s very important to know the nutritional value of their food. In fact, only one in five people in this age group eat whatever they like without thinking about the content and more than half regularly check their food labels. Two fifths of over 60s in the North West believe that a good diet is important to health and wellbeing.

The research disputes the preconception that older generations are not as conscious or clued-up about nutrition and diet as their younger counterparts. However, one in five over 60s also say that conflicting advice about what constitutes healthy eating does make it difficult to know what is good or bad.

James Rivers, managing director of the Wiltshire Farm Foods franchise which delivers to residents in Southport, comments: “This research demonstrates that people of all ages are becoming more knowledgeable about diet and nutrition. Of course, eating well is increasingly important in later life, particularly if your GP has suggested you go on a low salt, low fat or gluten free diet. Yet generally speaking, we don’t think older residents should have to worry too much– it needn’t be complicated or time-consuming – life is for living!

“At Wiltshire Farm Foods, we understand what older generations want from their food and that some people have dietary requirements. That’s why all our meals are nutritionally balanced and nutritional information is easy to signpost on our menu. It makes it easier for people to eat their favourite foods, while knowing the nutritional content, leaving them time to do other things. ”

Wiltshire Farm Foods offers more than 250 hot meals, snacks and desserts to residents in Southport. All meals on the menu have been designed by the company’s resident dietitian to be nutritionally balanced and easy to prepare. Customers can choose from mini meals through to full size portions, as well as hearty plates with low fat, low salt, vegetarian and gluten-free options available too.

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