We all know that our diet can affect how we feel, our moods, and our daily routine. As we age and our appetites change, it's even more important to maintain proper nutrition for optimal health and wellbeing. That's the inspiration behind Food for Life™, our chef-driven focus to create delicious and nutritious meals that promote aging successfully.
Food for Life™ identifies the healthy menu items that are lower in sodium, fat and calories.
Importance of Eating Healthy
Research shows that eating nutritious foods can promote longer, healthier living. Making informed, smart food choices offer many benefits to aging adults. That is why at communities managed by The Goodman Group, we include a broad spectrum of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, while avoiding high salt and processed ingredients. This ensures that our residents are receiving the nutrition they need.
Patrick, former Executive Chef at Chandler Place, a community managed by The Goodman Group, discusses the importance of nutrition for older adults. "As their appetites change, it's even more important that they have food that provides all of the nutrients that are required for successful aging," he explains. "The Food for Life™ menu options offer nutrient-dense items, where the smaller portions still provide all the proper nutrition people need to successfully age."
The Goodman Group Food for Life™ Menu Offerings
We strive to give our residents the best dining experience possible. With a mind, body, and spirit approach, Food for Life™ helps enable residents to achieve an optimum level of overall well-being. Each meal is thoughtfully presented to stimulate appetites with flavor, color, texture, and visual appeal. Our residents enjoy a full range of traditional, regional, and homestyle meal favorites.
"Successful aging is what we're all about at The Goodman Group," Chef Patrick explains, "and we believe that food can help people to do this in a variety of ways. We try to lighten the cooking process a little bit, substituting whole grains for more refined grains, using minimal amounts of salt, using lots of fresh herbs and spices to increase flavor."