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The quality of meals provided in care homes is a sensitive issue that requires a good deal of consideration. At AJ Purchasing we have over twenty years supporting care home caterers and we acknowledge that we have a part to play in providing helpful advice and information for care home operators to ensure they offer a nutritionally balanced range of goods.

Meal time occasions form a focal point of the day for the resident and it should not only be a source of good nutrition but an enjoyable and social occasion. Our example care home menu considers the National Minimum Standards and reflects current thoughts on best practice.

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Creating a well-composed menu that meets the national minimum standards requires complex product analysis software. It is a time consuming process that usually involves qualified and experienced individuals in order to produce a fully nutritionally balanced menu. There is however simple guidelines that can be followed to ensure the basic elements of a balanced menu are considered.

These include providing: • At least 2 portions of protein food each day • At least 3 portions of vegetables each day • At least 1 portion of starchy food each meal • At least 2 portions of fruit each day • At least 2 portions of dairy food each day • Oily fish at least twice a week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Breakfast

Selection of Cereals, Porridge Prunes, Boiled Egg Toast & Preserves

Selection of Cereals, Porridge Grapefruit, French Toast Toast & Preserves

Selection of Cereals, Porridge Melon, Bacon & Tomato Toast & Preserves

Mid Morning

Tea/Coffee Biscuits/Fresh Fruit

Tea/Coffee Biscuits/Fresh Fruit

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Smoked Mackerel Pate

Cream of Tomato Soup

Shepherd’s Pie OR Cauliflower Cheese Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Poached Fish in Cheese Sauce OR Homemade Quiche & Salad Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Mid Afternoon

Tea/Coffee Sultana Scone

Tea/Coffee Victoria Sponge

Tea/Coffee Tea Loaf

Dinner

Jacket Potato & Filling OR Homemade Burger and Salad

Welsh Rarebit & Salad OR Selection of Sandwiches

Sardines on Toast OR Corned Beef Hash, Seasonal Veg Lemon Meringue Pie & Cream

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Apple Pie and Ice Cream

Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Sauce

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If you would like to discuss your particular requirements in detail then please contact us. Our sample menu is approved by our consultant Dietitian, Diana Hawdon. Diana is Registered Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with over 30 years of food and nutrition related experience. Diana runs our very successful chef training days and can provide a package of support tailored to our client’s specific needs.

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Selection of Cereals, Porridge Orange Segs, Scrambled Egg Toast & Preserves

Selection of Cereals, Porridge Grapefruit, Bacon & Mushrooms Toast & Preserves

Selection of Cereals, Porridge Melon Boiled Egg Toast & Preserves

Tea/Coffee iscuits/Fresh Fruit

Tea/Coffee Biscuits/Fresh Fruit

Tea/Coffee Biscuits/Fresh Fruit

Tea/Coffee Biscuits/Fresh Fruit

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Melon Cocktail

election of Cereals, Porridge nes, Grilled Sausage Toast & Preserves

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Breaded/Poached Fish OR Cold Meat Salad

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Chips and Peas

Tea/Coffee Jam Tarts

Macaroni Cheese Seasonal Veg OR rnish Pasty & Salad

Tea/Coffee Shortbread

Sweet Sour Veg & Chicken with Rice OR Bubble & Squeak

Banana Custard

Strawberry Mousse

Cream of Veg Soup

Fruit Juice

Bangers and Mash OR Homemade Fish Cakes Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Roast Silverside of Beef OR Cheese Omelette Yorkshire Pudding Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Tea/Coffee Éclairs

Tea/Coffee Crumpets

Cheese & Bacon Flan with Salad OR Cheese Seasonal Salad Fruit Crumble & Custard/ Cream

Prawn Cocktail Selection of Sandwiches

Rice Pudding & Jam

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AJ Purchasing Services Additional Services We cover a range of services from a large number of local and national suppliers and can offer reliable supply and competitive pricing in the following areas: • Ambient, Frozen & Chilled Food • Fresh milk • Fresh meat products • Fresh fruit and vegetables • Catering Equipment • Cleaning Products & Chemical Dispensing Systems • Non Food Disposables

• Medical supplies • Furniture, beds and soft furnishing • Laundry and textile services

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