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Sunday 12:30-13:00
Rpt: Monday 16:00-16:30
From amaranth to zabaglione, Sheila Dillon and Derek Cooper investigate every aspect of the food we eat.
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Simon Parkes
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Derek Cooper
Sheila Dillon, Andrew Jefford and Simon Parkes, Derek Cooper
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06 February 2005
Marguerite Patten, OBE

 
As more and more of us in Britain live beyond three score and ten the question of how we'll feed ourselves in our frail decades has become a national worry. In this week's Food Programme Sheila Dillon examines the meals on wheels service and the growing number of lunch clubs for older people. 

Listener Christel Hay, a local authority carer, explains her concerns about the food she sees delivered to her home-bound clients.

Sheila visits Flow Food in Staffordshire, a company which delivers meals on wheels to local customers for the County Council. She spoke to retired Managing Director, Ken Patchen at their Hednesford depot, and Brendan Sullivan of Staffordshire County Council.

In the studio Sheila is joined by Marguerite Patten, OBE, nutritionist and dietician Dr Helen Crawley who wrote the Caroline Walker Trust report Eating Well for Older People  and Graham Russell, Managing Director of a division of  Apetito Foods, one of the larger companies providing meals on wheels.

Reporter Sara Parker visits Littlecourt Luncheon Club in Sevenoaks in Kent to watch the volunteers cooking lunch and talk to some of Littlecourt's members. 

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FlowFood Ltd
South Street
Asthon-u-Lyne
Lancashire
OL7 OPH
Tel: 0161 330 0411
 
Staffordshire County Council

Caroline Walker Trust


Report Eating Well for Older People  available from

The Caroline Walker Trust
PO Box 61
St Austell
PL26 6YL
ISBN 1 897820 18 6

Apetito Foods

Littlecourt Luncheon Club
Sevenoaks
Kent

BBC Food website

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