(PRWEB) May 29, 2014 -- As part of its 2014 plan to continue educating professionals, individuals and caregivers, Smoothe Foods will continue to offer free tastings of their pureed meals at senior centers. The purpose of the tastings is to show professionals and their patients that there is a convenient, tasty and nutritious alternative to shakes and canned pureed food. “With the growing numbers in our aging population, it is increasingly important to introduce new options for individuals with swallowing issues as well as other issues that prevent them from eating solid foods.”
"Educating the public about new options for people suffering from swallowing or other issues, can be life saving,” said Karen Betz, founder of Smoothe Foods. “Our goal is to make the need for pureed foods as acceptable as the need for wearing adult diapers. Both can be embarrassing," says Betz.
Smoothe Foods encourages our community to seek the advice of a Speech Language Pathologist if swallowing issues occur. “Their professional recommendations are crucial for a patient when they return home or are transferred to another facility,” said Founder Karen Betz.
Smoothe Foods offers convenient soft and pureed foods to the healthcare industry and to private consumers, who seek meals with quality nutritional content and taste. In addition, the meals are optimal for those with dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing; chewing sensitivities; eating disorders; as well as those with illnesses, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, strokes, and more.
“Our convenient meals are perfect for individuals living at home or in a facility, who want to maintain their independence but are unable to eat solid foods for fear of potential choking episodes,” said Karen Betz. “And, on that note, our meals are perfect for anyone wanting quality taste without the extensive fillers that are found in many soft and pureed food products on the market these days. As one with experience with a parent with dysphagia myself, I find that it’s reassuring to know we can offer a line of great tasting foods to encourage people to eat. Nowadays, malnutrition, especially among those with health impairments, is a main contributor towards early hospitalizations, readmissions and other complications.”
Smoothe Foods offers bulk order services, as well as home delivery services. Their new menu includes three bean chili, frittata, spinach lasagna, Vegetarian Swedish meatballs, and more. All meals (http://www.smoothefoods.com/specials.html ) are available, and are crafted with real food tastes in mind. Customers can also enjoy the kosher rating, as well as variety packs that contain (24) six-ounce frozen vegetarian meals.
For more information about Smoothe Foods, its partnerships and scheduling a tasting in your facility visit http://www.smoothefoods.com.
About Smoothe Foods
Smoothe Foods is a line of soft and pureed menu items that are nutritious and great tasting. The company ships nationwide, and focuses on providing gourmet meals to help ensure those with special dietary needs have a delicious option and variety. We offer a small, select menu which changes every 6 months with a focus on taste.
For more information, visit http://www.smoothefoods.com, or call (631) 424-4005 or email info(at)smoothefoods(dot)com.
Karen Betz, Smoothe Foods, http://SmootheFoods.com, +1 (631) 424-4005, [email protected]