Leigh's over 60s increasingly conscious of diet and nutrition

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By efisher | Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 14:04

 As people in Leigh 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.


David Barker, managing director of the Wiltshire Farm Foods

franchise which delivers to residents in Leigh, 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



 "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 Leigh. 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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