Huntington, NY (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
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According to the “Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition,” 1 in 3 hospitalized patients is malnourished upon admission and up to 50% of patients with digestive issues are admitted to the hospital malnourished. Sadly, 60,000 people with dysphagia die each year from malnutrition.
Smoothe Foods offers a convenient and delicious option in soft foods to help stop malnutrition amongst the tens of millions of people who cannot eat solid foods. The soft pureed diet a patient receives during their hospital or rehab stay often ends when they return home.
Offering them another convenient option in the hospital and when they return home instead of baby food and just supplemental shakes will encourage them to eat more. Individuals who need soft foods have limited choices when it comes to good tasty food that is easy to prepare. Sadly, 60,000 people with dysphagia die each year from malnutrition. Let’s change this together!
“By offering our nutritious and tasty pureed meals at home or in a facility, we can encourage patients to eat, and reduce the chance of readmission to the hospital,” says Karen Betz, founder of Smoothe Foods.
Smoothe Foods offers convenient tasty meals at a critical time when 80 million Baby Boomers could potentially flood the home-care and hospice market. By delivering meals to a facility or directly to the home, convenient prepared meals makes it easier for the healthcare industry to supply critical nutrition when most needed.
“We had to create a new category of food options since traditionally, people who need soft pureed foods have been ignored,” states Betz. “We are committed to reduce malnutrition through education and great meals. We need to work together with hospitals, nursing homes, HHC agencies and other institutions. Every person who comes in contact with a patient plays an important role in their nutritional care.” The GNJSHFSA Annual Meeting will be held at the Imperia, Somerset, NJ.
ABOUT SMOOTHE FOODS
Smoothe Foods takes a Holistic Approach to Soft Foods. They offer a variety of delicious frozen gourmet pureed foods. The foods are made in small batches with select ingredients. Soft foods are often the only source of nutrition that can be comfortably and easily consumed, yet so often overlooked. Just because a person is ill doesn't mean they don't want delicious food. They need an incentive to eat. We can change this together.
Smoothe Foods sells to facilities and home health care agencies who want a high quality, easy meal to serve their patients. When a patient returns home now they can continue their soft food diet care. What is more inviting than a meal made especially for them?
Smoothe Foods specialize in soft foods. They offer Kosher meals too.