In these defining times that we are existing in with COVID being a continuing threat to our population, behavioral health facilities face a large task at hand: how can you make ordering and receiving food as safe as possible for those in recovery?
GKM has always been an advocate for accommodating our foodservice to everyone, regardless of allergies, intolerances, or preferences. Imagine our excitement with the newly found craze of plant-based meat for people who do not consume meat! This hot commodity, known for its popular brands such as Beyond Meat®, is in high demand and is a great alternative to actual animal meat. Whether its medical or ethical reasons behind choosing not to eat meat, it is not secret that there are plenty of great alternatives out there at the tip of our fingers.
We are going to dive into different plant-based meat options and their typical ingredients as well as weighing both the pros and the cons to these substitutions. All information on ingredients is pulled directly from Beyond Meat®'s website.
Here at GKM, we know and value the importance of giving back when possible. Giving back to foundations that involve foodservice is just icing on the cake for us. There are so many organizations that are near and dear to our hearts.
Dietary restrictions are becoming exceedingly prevalent in today’s society. Whether it’s an allergy or simply a preference, it’s clear that many people have restrictions that need to be taken into account when preparing/buying food. Some times, this can be a difficult feat and one that ultimately impacts every aspect of how one consumes things. One dietary restriction in particular is those that are gluten-free.
Most foodservice management companies do not or cannot create meals around certain dietary restrictions, including a gluten-free diet. There are so many reasons that people go on gluten-free diets, and this article dives into it.
Millennials have undoubtedly changed the way we consume and perceive food. And this is to be expected considering they form the largest working generation of our day and age. They play a crucial role in determining popular culture and trends, and this does not exclude food. They also hold the highest degree of social media involvement, which is where the trends initially begin.
Since millennials make up such a large portion of the working class, we did some digging on the top 5 trends for millennial food consumption in 2019.
It’s easy to bypass the importance of a healthy diet in a person recovering from addiction. On the surface, it doesn’t seem to be the most pressing issue during the beginning stages of recovery. However, as more studies continue to be published examining the connection between diet and health, it’s apparent that what those addicted fuel their bodies with makes a difference in their recovery and long-term overall health.
When those suffering from addiction seek help, the vast majority are malnourished. Many are not eating well and if they are, addiction makes the body unable to absorb nutrients at a regular pace. A healthy diet is crucial in recovery, no matter how long the duration of their stay is.
We’ve compiled a list of recovery diet tips to ensure recovering patients maintain their sobriety and be the healthiest version of themselves while doing so.