Swallowing Awareness Day 2021

What is Swallowing Awareness Day, and when is it?

Swallowing Awareness Day is an event designed to recognise the struggles of those living with swallowing difficulties and disorders, and to raise awareness of conditions that cause these issues. In the UK, it takes place on 18th March each year.

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How can you get involved?

On 18th March, we want to highlight the battles being fought by those with swallowing difficulties or dysphagia. If you’re comfortable doing so, why not share your own story on social media? You can use the following hashtags to join in the conversation:

#SwallowingAwareness

#SwallowingAwarenessDay

#SwallowAware2021

#Dysphagia

How does Alimento help those with swallowing difficulties?

Alimento’s aim is simple: to provide a better quality of life for those with swallowing difficulties or specific nutritional requirements. We offer a range of specialist products to help those living with dysphagia to consume a balanced diet in line with the (IDDSI) framework. Our products include:
Ensure Max Protein Chocolate 330ml
Ensure Max Protein Chocolate 330ml
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Ensure Max Protein Chocolate 330ml
Ensure Max Protein Chocolate 330ml

Ensure Max Protein Chocolate 330ml

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A chocolate flavour shake that’s high in protein but low in fat and sugar that's great at any time of the day. This nutritional drink with 30 grams of protein and 27 vitamins and minerals is designed to help you increase your protein intake and reduce everyday tiredness and fatigue*

Per bottle:
Energy: 150 kcal
Protein: 30 g 
1 g of sugar 
1.5 g of fat 
27 vitamins and minerals

* Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12 contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

NOTICE: Ensure drinks on this website are intended for people who can safely consume normal drinks (i.e. – not modified in consistency).

330ml per bottle

Ensure Max Protein Chocolate

Nutrition Information Per 330 ml %NRVs*
Energy 627 kJ
150 kcal
Fat 1.5 g
of which saturates: 0.5 g
Carbohydrates 6.0 g
of which sugars: 1.0 g
Fibre 2.0 g
of which inulin 0.7 g
Protein 30 g 60%
Salt 0.6 g
Vitamin A (palmitate) 337 mcg RE 42%
Vitamin D3 18 mcg 350%
Vitamin E 6.9 mg a-TE 58%
Vitamin K1 37 mcg 50%
Vitamin C 56 mg 70%
Vitamin B1 0.40 mg 36%
Vitamin B2 0.40 mg 29%
Vitamin B6 0.53 mg 38%
Vitamin B12 0.73 mcg 29%
Niacin 8.3 mg NE 52%
Pantothenic acid 1.6 mg 26%
Folic acid 74.3 mcg 37%
Biotin 9.3 mcg 19%
Calcium 650 mg 81%
Phosphorus 624 mg 89%
Magnesium 131 mg 35%
Sodium 240 mg
Potassium 472 mg 24%
Chloride 254 mg 32%
Zinc 3.4 mg 34%
Iron 5.6 mg 40%
Manganese  0.73 mg 37%
Iodine 47 mcg 31%
Selenium 17 mcg 31%
Chromium 11 mcg 27%
Molybdenum 14 mcg 28%
Choline 103 mg

~Nutritional reference values - Regulation (EU) 1169/ 2011

This amount of phosphorus may cause mild stomach upsets in sensitive individuals.

Ingredients 

water, milk proteins, cocoa powder, minerals (magnesium phosphate dibasic, sodium chloride, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, cupric sulphate, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, sodium selenate), stabilisers (E460, E340, E339, E466, E407), flavouring, inulin, maltodextrin, sunflower oil, vitamins (C, E, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, B1, B6, B2, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, K1, D3, biotin, B12), sweeteners (E950, E955), choline chloride.

Contains vitamins B1, B2, B6 & B12, which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Allergen Information

Contains MILK.

Dietary Information

Wheat Free  

Gluten Free 

Milk Free 

Soya Free  

Clinically Lactose-Free 

Suitable For Vegetarians  

Serve and enjoy Ensure Max Protein chilled for best flavour. We recommend 1 bottle daily.

Ready to use. SHAKE WELL.

Serve cold. Once opened, cover, refrigerate and use within 24 hours. Store unopened at room temperature.

Hazards and Cautions

Food Supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be substituted for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

Not intended for use in children.

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Do not use if seal is broken.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding or if trying to become pregnant, please consult with your pharmacist or doctor before taking this product.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Important information

Produced by Abbott Laboratories, under its Ensure brand, the world’s #1 oral nutritional supplement

 

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Carezzo Protein Enriched Whole Grain Bread
Carezzo Protein Enriched Whole Grain Bread
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Carezzo Protein Enriched Whole Grain Bread

Carezzo Protein Enriched Whole Grain Bread

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This tasty loaf of Carezzo Protein Enriched Whole Grain Bread is a great substitute for your regular bread. Served on its own at breakfast or lunch, or as an accompaniment for a main meal, it's a perfect option for those looking to increase their protein intake. Each 35g slice provides 8g of protein.

The bread can be stored in the freezer and defrosted at room temperature when ready to use, with a shelf life of three days once defrosted. Our protein-rich bread is also light textured and contains flaxseed which provides omega-3.

We also stock protein-rich buns and cakes from Carezzo. Check out our full bakery collection here.

Whole Grain Bread

35g per portion. Contains 8 grams of protein per slice.

Ingredients: water, WHEAT flour, WHEAT GLUTEN, RYE malt flakes 5.5%, linseed flour, baker's yeast, vegetable oil (turnip), acidity regulators: E262, E293, baker's salt, dextrose, WHEAT germ, calcium carbonate.

Nutrition Information Per 100g Per 35g
Energy 952 kj 333 kj
228 kcal 80 kcal
Fat 3.8 g 1.3 g
of which saturates: 0.5 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrates 24.6 g 8.6 g
of which sugars: 2.0 g 0.7 g
Dietary Fibres 10.5 g 3.7 g
Protein 23.7 g 8.3 g
Salt 0.75 g 0.26 g

 

Carezzo bread and buns are ideal for breakfast and lunch, or for a light snack. 

STORAGE AND PREPARATION ADVICE

Store at a temperature of ≤ -18 ° C. Remove from freezer before consumption and thaw at room temperature. Shelf life of 3 days after thawing. Store in a closed container at room temperature.

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Carezzo Protein Enriched Tomato Soup
Carezzo Protein Enriched Tomato Soup
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Carezzo Protein Enriched Tomato Soup

Carezzo Protein Enriched Tomato Soup

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This delicious 150ml Carezzo Protein Enriched Tomato Soup is a tasty and nutritious dish, perfect for those looking for a convenient and easy way to up their protein intake.

This protein-rich tomato soup is also aligned to IDDSI Level 4 (Pureed), meaning it is suitable for people with dysphagia or swallowing difficulties that require a Level 4 diet.

The soup can be stored in the freezer and prepared in the microwave once defrosted, making it a convenient option for lunch or dinner.

Carezzo soups are also available in pumpkin and mushroom flavours; shop the full collection of protein enriched soups here.

Tomato Soup

High pressure processed soup, with added protein. 150ml per portion

Ingredients: water, tomato 27%, tomato concentrate 6%, gelatin (contains SULPHITE), modified corn starch, carrot, sugar, vegetable olive oil, natural flavor, salt, dried glucose syrup, flavor, garlic, MILK PROTEIN, vinegar, vegetables (carrot, leek, CELERY, onion, chives), herbs, spices, maltodextrin, emulsifier: E322, CELERY - SEED, rapeseed oil, parsley,
vinegar extract, rosemary extract.

Nutrition Information Per 100ml Per portion 150ml
Energy 296 kj 445 kj
70 kcal 105 kcal
Fat 1.4 g 2.1 g
of which saturates: 0.2 g 0.3 g
Carbohydrates 7.3 g 11.0 g
of which sugars: 3.2 g 4.8 g
Dietary Fibres 0.8 g 1.2 g
Protein 6.8 g 10.2 g
Salt 0.84 g 1.30 g

 

 

The soup is a delicious savoury snack for the afternoon, or a small meal. If eaten in combination with Carezzo bread or a Carezzo bun, it is easy to consume more than 20 grams of protein. 

STORAGE AND PREPARATION ADVICE

High pressure processed Soup with added protein.

Shake well first, pierce the foil with a fork, put the cup in the microwave and heat it for 1 minute at 740W. Remove foil, stir briefly and heat for another 30 seconds. 

Product to be stored frozen at -18ºC. Do not refreeze after thawing, and product can be kept for 7 days at 4-70ºC. Perishable after opening. 

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Ensure Plus Advance Strawberry 220ml
Ensure Plus Advance Strawberry 220ml
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Ensure Plus Advance Strawberry 220ml
Ensure Plus Advance Strawberry 220ml

Ensure Plus Advance Strawberry 220ml

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A supplement drink full of balanced nutrition that’s high in energy and protein, with additional calcium and vitamin D.  

Per bottle:
Energy: 330 kcal
Protein: 20 g
27 vitamins and minerals

Available in 3 delicious flavours: vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.

NOTICE: Ensure drinks on this website are intended for people who can safely consume normal drinks (i.e. – not modified in consistency). Ensure Plus Advance are foods for special medical purposes and should be used under medical supervision.

 220ml per bottle

Ensure Plus Advance Strawberry Flavour

Nutrition Information Per 100 ml
Energy 631 kJ
150 kcal
Fat 4.8 g
of which saturates: 0.45 g
Carbohydrates 16.8 g
of which sugars: 6.8 g
Fibre (FOS*) 0.75 g
Protein 9.1 g
Salt 0.38 g
Vitamin A 120 mcg RE
of which beta carotene 60 mcg RE
Vitamin D3 5.7 mcg
Vitamin E 2.5 mg a-TE
Vitamin K1 15 mcg
Vitamin C 16 mg
Folic acid 35 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.26 mg
Vitamin B2 0.32 mg
Vitamin B6 0.30 mg
Vitamin B12 0.65 mg
Niacin 3.0 mg NE
Pantothenic acid 1.1 mg
Biotin 6.0 mcg
Sodium 150 mg (6.52 mmol)
Potassium 270 mg (6.91 mmol)
Chloride 63 mg (1.78 mmol)
Calcium 227 mg (5.66 mmol)
Phosphorus (phosphate) 118 mg (3.81 mmol)
Magnesium 25 mg (1.03 mmol)
Iron 2.1 mg
Zinc 1.75 mg
Manganese 0.45 mg
Copper 0.25 mg
Iodine 22 mcg
Selenium 9.0 mcg
Chromium 8.5 mcg
Molybdenum 15 mcg
Carnitine 18 mg
Choline 70 mg
HMB 0.55 g
Osmolarity 557 mOsm/l

 IMPORTANT NOTICE

FOOD FOR SPECIAL MEDICAL PURPOSES

High energy, complete and balanced nutrition.

For the dietary management of malnourished, or nutritionally at-risk older adults.

This product is suitable as a supplemental source of nutrition to be used under medical supervision. Not intended for use in children unless recommended by a physician or other quali­fied healthcare professional. Not for use in galactosaemia. FOR ENTERAL USE ONLY.

Strawberry flavour

Water, hydrolysed corn starch, MILK proteins, sucrose, vegetable oils (canola, corn), SOY protein isolate, FOS*, minerals (potassium citrate, calcium phosphate tribasic, sodium citrate, magnesium carbonate, potassium chloride, ferrous sulphate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, cupric sulphate, sodium molybdate, potassium iodide, chromium chloride, sodium selenate), CaHMB**, flavouring, emulsifier: SOY lecithin, stabilisers (E460, E466, E418), choline chloride, acidity regulator: E525, vitamins (C, E, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, beta carotene, B1, B6, B2, vitamin A palmitate, folic acid, K1, D3, biotin, B12), L-carnitine, colour: E120.

* Fructo-oligosaccharides.

** Calcium ß-hydroxy-ß-methylbutyrate monohydrate.

Allergen Information

Contains MILK and SOY

Dietary Information

Suitable For Kosher Diets 

Suitable For Halal Diets 

Suitable For Vegetarians 

Clinically Lactose-Free ✘

Gluten Free 

Please note, strawberry flavour is not suitable for vegetarian or Kosher diets. Vanilla flavour is not suitable for Halal diets.

Ensure Plus Advance is best served chilled and it also tastes great when served as a warm drink.
Do not boil.

Ready to use. SHAKE WELL. Once opened, cover, refrigerate and use within 24 hours. Store unopened at room temperature. For oral use. 

 

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Carezzo Protein Enriched Cake
Carezzo Protein Enriched Cake
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Carezzo Protein Enriched Cake

Carezzo Protein Enriched Cake

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This tasty slice of Carezzo Protein Enriched Cake is perfect served as a delicious treat or dessert. Providing 10g of protein per 50g serving, it's a perfect option for those looking to increase their protein intake.

The cake can be stored in the freezer and defrosted at room temperature when ready to use, with a shelf life of three days once defrosted.

We also stock protein-rich bread and muffins from Carezzo. Check out our full bakery collection here.

Cake mono pack, contains 10 g of protein / pc. (content 50 g)

Ingredients: EGG, sugar, vegetable oil (sunflower, rapeseed), SOY flour, rice protein, MILK protein, WHEAT gluten, water, WHEAT starch, invert sugar syrup, calcium carbonate, carrier (E1520), sweetener (erythritol), emulsifier (E471), lemon peel, vanilla, caramel syrup, lemon, flavouring, preservative (E202, E224), enzymes, modified starch (E1412), dyes (E101, E160a), raising agent (E450, E500), thickener (E415), food acid (E330), acidity regulator (E330)

Nutrition Information Per 100g Per 50g
Energy 1724 kj 862 kj
412 kcal 206 kcal
Fat 12.49 g 25.5 g
of which saturates: 3.0 g 1.5 g
Carbohydrates 24.5 g 12.3 g
of which sugars: 23.1 g 11.6 g
Dietary Fibres 1.7 g 0.3 g
Protein 20.4 g 10.2 g
Salt 0.73 g 0.37 g

 

 

Carezzo cakes and muffins are the ideal higher protein replacement for traditional biscuits. You may enjoy it in combination with a cup of tea, these provide 10 grams of protein per portion. 

STORAGE AND PREPARATION ADVICE

Store in a freezer at -18ºC. Remove from the freezer at least 1 hour before consumption and allow to defrost at room temperature. 

Can be stored for 7 days after defrosting. Store in a closed packaging at room temperature. 

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Carezzo Protein Enriched Apple Drink
Carezzo Protein Enriched Apple Drink
£1.75
Carezzo Protein Enriched Apple Drink

Carezzo Protein Enriched Apple Drink

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This delicious Carezzo Protein Enriched Apple Drink is a tasty and nutritious drink, which is perfect for those looking to increase their protein intake.

Handily sized for consumption at home or on-the-go, it can be used as a substitute for your regular hot or cold drinks to ensure you get plenty of fluids and protein through your diet.

The drink is made from fresh apples with added protein and no added sugar. Each 150ml serving provides 10g of protein and is a source of fibre and Vitamin C.

Apple Drink - 150 ml per portion

Ingredients: Apple juice 90.6%, WHEY protein (MILK), dietary fibre, acidity regulator (E338, E330)

Nutrition Information Per 100 ml Per portion 150 ml
Energy 330.72 kj 496.1 kj
79.5 kcal 119.2 kcal
Fats, of which 0.11 g 0.2 g
saturated fatty acids 0.11 g 0.2 g
monounsaturated fatty acids 0.11 g 0.2 g
poly saturated fatty acids 0.11 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrates of which 11.13 g 16.7 g
Sugars 10.28 g 15.4 g
Dietary fibre  3.29 g 4.9 g
Proteins 6.68 g 10 g
Salt 0.05 g 0.08 g

 

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Carezzo Protein Enriched Muffins (Pack of 2)
Carezzo Protein Enriched Muffins (Pack of 2)
£2.00
Carezzo Protein Enriched Muffins (Pack of 2)

Carezzo Protein Enriched Muffins (Pack of 2)

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Carezzo Protein Enriched Muffins make a delicious treat or dessert. Providing 10g of protein per portion, they are a perfect option for those looking to increase their protein intake.

The muffin can be stored in the freezer and defrosted at room temperature when ready to use, with a shelf life of three days once defrosted.

We also stock protein-rich bread and cakes from Carezzo. Check out our full bakery collection here.

Muffins duo pack, contains 10 grams of protein per pc. (content 2 pc x 50 g).

Ingredients: EGG, sugar, vegetable oil (sunflower, rapeseed), SOY flour, rice protein, MILK protein, WHEAT gluten, water, WHEAT starch, invert sugar syrup, calcium carbonate, carrier (E1520), sweetener (erythritol), emulsifier (E471), lemon peel, vanilla, caramel syrup, lemon, flavouring, preservative (E202, E224), enzymes, modified starch (E1412), dyes (E101, E160a), raising agent (E450, E500), thickener (E415), food acid (E330), acidity regulator (E330)

Nutrition Information Per 100g Per 50g
Energy 1724 kj 862 kj
412 kcal 206 kcal
Fat 25.0 g 12.5 g
of which saturates: 3.0 g 1.5 g
Carbohydrates 24.5 g 12.3 g
of which sugars: 23.1 g 11.6 g
Dietary Fibres 1.7 g 0.3 g
Protein 20.4 g 10.2 g
Salt 0.73 g 0.37 g

 

 

Carezzo cakes and muffins are the ideal higher protein replacement for traditional biscuits. You may enjoy it in combination with a cup of tea, these provide 10 grams of protein per portion. 

STORAGE AND PREPARATION ADVICE

Store in a freezer at -18ºC. Remove from the freezer at least 1 hour before consumption and allow to defrost at room temperature. 

Can be stored for 7 days after defrosting. Store in a closed packaging at room temperature. 

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BIRDS EYE SOFT MEALS

The Birds Eye Soft Meals are served at IDDSI Level 7, but can easily be adapted to levels 4, 5 or 6 using just a fork. Our introduction to IDDSI will help you to understand more about this framework, and our easy-to-follow videos demonstrate how you can modify the meals to suit your level.

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Further reading

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