Malnutrition in Devon’s elderly can be prevented with carers’ help.

Malnutrition in Devon’s elderly can be prevented with carers’ help

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 12/23/2019 - 12:20pm

CARERS working for a homecare provider in south Devon are helping prevent the county’s elderly from starving (December 2019).

Guardian Homecare says there is a common misconception that people naturally lose weight as they get older.

Catherine Porter, Manager for the care provider, which operates in the Exeter area, says: “Malnutrition is more likely to occur as a result of an illness, loneliness and loss of mobility. It can be exacerbated due to local shop closures, cuts to meals on wheels services or lunch clubs, as well as poor health, immobility and even bereavement....

FoodCycle Exeter serves 1,000 meals

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:45am

FoodCycle Exeter, a project which serves community meals made from surplus food has reached a significant milestone: 1,000 meals in just over a year. The project, which has grown from strength to strength, has served over 1,000 three-course meals every Tuesday night since March 2016 in Wonford Community Centre. In the last year, the volunteer team has saved over a tonne of food from going in the bin and instead used it to cook and serve 1,000 meals as well as give away over 350 parcels of food for guests to take home. Regular guest, James, said "I really appreciate it. I like chatting to...

Mussel in on the Exe Festival this weekend

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:24am

A festival celebrating the Exe Estuary and its cuisine takes place on Exmouth Seafront this Saturday, 24th September.

This year the Exe Estuary Partnership’s Spirit of the Exe Festival joins forces with the second Exmouth Mussel Festival.

The Exe Estuary Management Partnership is a group of the eight councils and a number of other organisations responsible for managing the Estuary including Devon County Council, Natural England and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The festival takes place on Exmouth Beach/Esplanade from noon till dusk. On offer will be...

Secret supper club at Killerton

Event Date: 
02/03/2016 - 6:30pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

Tucked away in Killerton House, you'll find a culinary secret - the award-winning Killerton Kitchen restaurant. Book a table for an exclusive fine-dining experience within the splendour of the Georgian mansion. Savour seasonal flavours from estate producers expertly prepared by our team of chefs.

First Wednesday of the month from March, from 6.30pm. Booking is essential on 01392 881345.

Study suggests January the worst time to diet

People have evolved to have subconscious urges to over-eat, and limited ability to avoid becoming obese, especially in winter, a University of Exeter study has found.

There is not yet an evolutionary mechanism to help us overcome the lure of sweet, fatty and unhealthy food and avoid becoming overweight for understandable and sensible reasons, according to researchers.

This is because in our past being overweight has not posed a significant threat to survival compared to the dangers of being underweight. The urge to maintain body fat is even stronger in winter when food in...

Christmas at Killerton: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
21/11/2015 - 10:00am to 03/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, near Exeter, EX5 3LE

The magical world of Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is brought to life at Killerton. You can see the house transformed into scenes from the classic fairy-tale. Wrapping up warm to follow the outdoor family trail, take part in activities and see if you can spot the willow reindeer under thousands of twinkling lights.The estate stays open until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays in December so you can fall in love with Killerton at dusk. The shop will be selling beautiful gifts, Christmas trees and local produce and the cafe and restaurant will serve up delicious treats. Bring the whole family...

Molto Delizioso at Bella Italia!

This week my dining companion and I were fortunate enough to be invited to the launch of the new menu at Bella Italia in Queen Street, Exeter. I was particularly excited about this having enjoyed my precious visit so much.

Again, we were warmly welcomed by our previous Italian waiter, Manuel and an extremely friendly and highly professional manager called Mykolas. Good staff count for a lot these days, and I have to say, Bella Italia are extremely lucky to have such good staff working for them.

The new menu tasting involved a set menu of new dishes accompanied by a drink of...

Kids eat free at Cafe Rouge

Authored by jacobseal
Posted: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:40am

Keeping kids happy in the school holidays can be a struggle, but Café Rouge is just about to make things a whole lot easier for mums and dads with the launch of its fresh new children’s menu on 21 July.

Summer kicks off with an offer for children to eat free between 22 July and 31 July* (T&C’s apply), and after 31 July Café Rouge is launching three courses and a drink for just £6.95. Using only the finest ingredients served in a stylish and relaxed environment, Café Rouge’s carefully designed menu has been created to tickle even the pickiest youngsters’ taste buds.


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New school food plan for Exeter launches

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:00am

Award winning local cookery school and school catering company, Fun Kitchen and Fresha, today announced the launch of a new joint healthy eating venture for schoolchildren in and around Exeter.

The new ‘Teach and Eat’ programme has been set up to help primary schools deliver healthy eating through fun hands-on classroom cookery teaching and fresh locally sourced school meals to eat.

An evening launch of the ‘Teach and Eat’ initiative is to be held on Tuesday, February 24 at Fresha HQ in Sowton, Exeter featuring a programme of talks designed to help primary head teachers...