Ask a Dietitian > Delicious and nourishing food for those with motor neurone disease

Delicious and nourishing food for those with motor neurone disease

December 12, 2018

Motor neurone disease (where bulbar involvement is present) can affect speech, swallowing, movement and breathing, which can lead to malnutrition and weight loss.

Maintaining adequate nutritional intake requires people with motor neurone disease to consume foods that have been textually modified (into a puree), using supporting equipment (supportive braces, bowls and utensils) and increasing their calorie intake.

The Pure Food Co specialises in pureed foods which have a high energy intake and can be quickly and easily served. We provide a range of pureed meals which taste delicious and are soft texture, ensuring people get the nutrition they require.

We recommend that you see a dietitian to make sure your health requirements are being met.

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Our nutritionally fortified purees and minced & moist products are a convenient meal option as they have a shelf life of 30 days in the refrigerator, they require minimum preparation and are ready to serve, meaning less hands and less chance of infection. Given these uncertain times we are working with our customers to help ensure their own continued ability to serve nutritious and safe food to their residents.

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