Simple summer treats can inspire happy memories

Simple summer treats can inspire happy memories, says frozen food distributor Central Foods


Sensory stimulation has long been recognised as a way of promoting feelings of well-being. And serving familiar foods in care and nursing homes is one way to achieve this, with summer being the perfect time to perk up menus and help bring back happy memories for residents.

“Our senses – sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch – connect us with the world around us and sensory stimulation using different types of food can create positive experiences,” says Gordon Lauder, managing director of frozen food distributor Central Foods.

“I reckon that ice cream must be one of the best foods to help bring back great memories of long summer days or childhood trips to the park or seaside or afternoon matinees at the cinema.