11th January 2019 | News Archive

CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist and CNHC Local Champion, Charlene (Leni) Wood, has been employed by Nellsar Care Homes as their first ever Nutrition & Wellness Manager. Leni joined Nellsar in July 2017 as their sole in-house nutritional advisor across all of their care home locations.

Nellsar Care Homes was established in 1988 and is fully family owned and managed. They have 13 care facilities around the South Home Counties with accommodation for up to 600 residents. Nellsar is invested in providing a holistic approach to health and wellbeing for their residents.

At Nellsar, Leni works as a team with their Chefs and Nutrition Champions to improve nutritional knowledge, education and skills to make positive health and wellbeing changes in the best interest of the residents. She is an advocate for better nutrition in healthcare and has been delighted with the positive feedback from residents.

Leni says “as more of the UK population is living longer, there is a real need to focus on nutrition, health and wellbeing among the elderly. Within my role at Nellsar, I have seen the benefits that making small adjustments in food choices can bring to residents, such as swapping high-sugar nutrient-empty foods for nutrient-rich alternatives.”

As nutritional advisor, Leni provides a personal consultation to assess the health of individual residents and to tailor a nutritional plan in accordance with any physical ailments or specific nutrition requirements, such as the need for improved sleep quality.

For more information on Leni’s role at Nellsar, visit their website and watch their video on Nutritional Therapy here.