01 Jan '18, 9pm

Hawker food a hit with nursing home residents - The Straits Times

It was a rainy late Friday afternoon, but the mood at All Saints Home (ASH) in Hougang was one of keen anticipation. Some elderly residents were seated in their wheelchairs, their elbows propped on foldable tables. Others were gathered around large tables. All were waiting for dinner to be served. It was "hawker food Friday", when residents of the 155-bed nursing home get to enjoy a local favourite of their choice. The menu changes, introduced in June last year at all four ASH facilities, are part of a nationwide nutrition quality improvement initiative aimed at providing better meals for people in community care, such as nursing homes. Spearheaded by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), the nutrition movement began in 2012. So far, it has seen more than 70 cooks in the community care sector attend culinary training conducted by professional chefs, said the AIC. More than...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/hawker-food-...

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