apetito supports vulnerable and elderly residents with more than just a meal

As the issues faced by the most vulnerable groups in society are brought under the spotlight this March thanks to Nutrition and Hydration Week (14th -20th March) apetito highlights how their meals on wheels service helps the people that need it most, in more ways than one.

During Nutrition and Hydration Week apetito will again be raising awareness about how to avoid malnutrition and dehydration, conditions that worryingly, around three million people in the UK are at risk from.  Malnutrition can lead to poorer immunity, greater risk of infection, poor mobility, reduced quality of life and mental health problems. Dehydration can become serious very quickly especially among the elderly with possible effects including dizziness, heat stress, pressure ulcers and increased risks of falls. Our drivers not only encourage customers to eat a healthy meal but also prompt them to have a glass of water on their visit.

The meals on wheels service delivering delicious, hot apetito meals provides an excellent solution to help combat the dangers associated with dehydration and malnutrition. Every meal is carefully created by apetito’s in-house chefs and dietitians to ensure they are nutritionally balanced to support a healthy diet.

The delivery service is more than just a meal to the majority of the company’s customers.

“I am 89 and have no children, seeing the drivers and receiving my meals is the highlight of my day, I honestly don’t know what I would do without them.”

— apetito meals on wheels customer

One key part of the delivery driver’s role is to carry out a safety and wellbeing checks on their customers, which gives families peace of mind that someone will check on their loved ones.

The meals on wheels service is completely flexible, and there’s a huge variety of meals to choose from. There’s a menu to suit everyone’s taste, as well as appetite offering two or three course meal options.

apetito also offer a Teatime pack delivered alongside their hot meal. Including a sandwich, cake and a piece of fruit for the evening.

There’s no catch, delivery is free, so customers do not have to sign up to a contract or subscription, they can simply choose to use the service whenever the like and can pay weekly or monthly by direct debit.

To order a tasty, nutritious apetito meal and meet one of our friendly drivers that form the backbone of our meals and wheels service, just call our customer services team on 01903 718893 or email westsussex.office@apetito.co.uk to order a hot lunchtime meal delivered to your door.

Image of cooked meals with Nutrition & Hydration week, apetito logo, in partnership with West Sussex County Council

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