Nestlé research aims to produce food for those with specific nutritional needs
- August 5, 2016
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Food company Nestlé are hoping to produce food for people with specific nutritional needs, such as elderly or frail people.
Nestlé has recently developed food for a round-the-world trip taken via a solar-powered plane and researchers hope to transfer their new knowledge to help other people with specific nutritional needs.
They already offer specialised products for people with a range of dietary requirements, including those who have difficulty swallowing, or have lost their appetite, or are under-nourished.
Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “We had to push the boundaries of nutrition to find the right diet to sustain the pilots, not only from an energy point of view, but also in terms of taste and health. We are really proud to have been part of this adventure.”
Research found that flying at such high altitude for a long time decreases appetite, despite the body needing more energy to function.
Equally, as people get older, they may lose their appetite, as well as experiencing changes in their sense of taste and smell. This can limit the range of foods they eat.