Celebrating Nutrition, Knowledge and New Foods at Lake Forest Place
At Lake Forest Place senior living community, a vibrant dining experience is an important part of residents’ enjoyment. In fact, the community’s executive chef, Juan Fernando Ortega, was crowned the winner of the Puree with Purpose cooking competition last year. Seniors are always sampling new and interesting foods.
And in March 2023, focus was placed on food in a new way. The community decided to celebrate National Nutrition Month by showcasing delicious and nutritious new dishes all month long. Plus, each new item focused on the benefits the food provides. This included:
- “Fuel for the Brain” featuring chia waffles and peanut butter bites
- “Fuel for the Bones” featuring a pineapple granola parfait and apple banana smoothie
- “Fuel for the Planet” featuring a quinoa bowl and apple oat cookies
- “Fuel for the Gut” featuring a kimchi brown rice bowl and curried asparagus with portobello mushrooms
- “Fuel for You” featuring white chicken chili
Director of Dining Services Stephanie Schelle shares that the seniors living at Lake Forest Place are always eager to try new dishes.
“Sometimes the featured dishes are so popular that they get added to our regular menu cycle,” Schelle comments. “This is such a great way to engage with residents and the staff in a meaningful way. It gives them an opportunity to ask questions and learn about nutrition, healthy alternatives, and superfoods to incorporate into their diets.”
The dining team also created videos asking questions of residents of the community on their food and nutrition knowledge. Linda Lingoria, the registered dietitian at the community, was featured on the community TV station talking about National Nutrition Month topics as well. The quality and care placed on the dining experience at Lake Forest Place are truly incredible!
Independent Senior Living at Lake Forest Place
A commitment to an excellent dining program is just one of the benefits residents of Lake Forest Place enjoy. Additionally, residents also enjoy a full calendar of events and activities, wellness services and a fitness center, a stunning 60-acre campus with a community garden, dog park and fishing lake, and so much more.
Most importantly, as a Life Plan Community, Lake Forest Place guarantees you access to higher levels of care to accommodate any changing needs, giving you the peace of mind that you’ll always be taken care of. Come visit us for a tour and a delicious meal, and experience senior living like you’ve never seen before.
Photo Highlights of National Nutrition Month