Fuel Your Preparation highlights lessons learned during pandemic
Volunteer young female in medical mask and gloves handing an senior woman a box with food.
A specialist in freeze dried food is highlighting the benefits of having a continuous supply of nutritious food available as we come out of the pandemic and beyond.
Working in partnership with Care England, Fuel Your Preparation – part of European Freeze Dry – offers its nutritional meals to the care sector across the UK, with ease of storage for continuity of supplies and a shelf life of up to 25 years.
Diana Morris, of Fuel Your Preparation, said: “For care homes, being fully prepared for any type of emergency is vital, whether it is due to food supplies failing because of a pandemic, or experiencing a power cut or flood for example.
“We don’t know when the next major emergency will happen or where it will come from so for care home managers, the lessons are how to prepare. This is about providing residents with healthy food made from quality ingredients to meet their preferences and dietary needs.
“Freeze dried food retains the nutritional value of the day it was made, while staying tasty, stable and nutritious at room temperature for an extended period of time, making it ideal when planning for supply chain disruptions.”
Meeting challenges ahead, Fuel Your Preparation uses ingredients such as green beans, beef mince and white rice and also offers organisations complete freeze dried breakfasts, desserts and main meal options depending on needs.
For older people, eating healthy nutritious food is proven to play a protective part in a range of age-related conditions and helps protect oral and dental health as well as bone and joint health. The meal range from Fuel Your Preparation in tins and pouch formats includes chicken tikka with rice, pasta bolognaise, beef stew, spicy pasta arrabiata, five bean cassoulet, chocolate mousse and rice pudding. Ingredients and staple items come in tins and also includes diced chicken and minced beef. The range also provides Halal, vegan and vegetarian options.
Fuel Your Preparation supplies a range of organisations to help with contingency planning including care homes, emergency services, oil and gas installations and prisons.
Fuel Your Preparation freeze dried foods contain carbohydrates and protein, are easy to prepare by just adding water, and come with a shelf life of 25 years in tins or seven years in pouches for storage. Freeze dried ingredients are produced by removing the water from the original product and retaining the nutrition and taste.
The full range of Fuel Your Preparation products can be found on its website.