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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 – A Success at Birchy Hill


Every year all Staff put in lots of effort to make Nutrition and Hydration Week a success.

At Birchy Hill we started the week off with a Chocolate Fountain, this is where Residents loved this opportunity and enjoyed eating fruit and marshmallows covered in chocolate. (YUM YUM). Many asked to return it very soon.

On Tuesday we went on a world tour with different teas. Most Residents loved the Indian Chai Latte and a Russian Earl Grey. Place 3 went to a flavored Chinese Green Tea.

Then on Wednesday afternoon we joined the Global Tea Party with so many new cakes, where our Chef Sam created, just to name one “Smurf-Cake”.

To round it up, our Nurse Ricardo played the piano and everybody joined in with singing to well known tunes. The Residents had so much fun, and we all loved that great feeling being part of a global challenge!

Next day it was Smoothie time. I don’t have to say how much everybody loved this sweet treat. Nobody wanted to decide which flavor was the best. They all went too quickly. As Friday was also St Patrick’s Day, the whole day’s motto was Ireland. We decorated in and out with Irish symbols and flags and had an Irish inspired soup to our usual lunch.

In the afternoon we welcomed Caryn Morant, who was singing to everybody’s entertainment. Care assistants encouraged the residents to dance and so many followed. It was wonderful to see everybody so happy. The kitchen spoiled us with a lovely Irish buffet and everyone tucked in.

Carrying on with Nutrition and Hydration we had a marvelous fruity Saturday with lots of fruit many of our Residents hadn’t tried before. Sunday, the last day of the challenge was dedicated to hydration. Many different mineral waters were offered on the water trolley, as well as still water infused with fresh fruit and sparkling water with different flavors.

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