Leading care home meals provider, apetito, has just launched a brand-new instalment of its “Lunch With…” webinar series where it speaks with a range of experts in care and nutrition and issues impacting the care home sector.

This latest episode focuses on the importance of protecting our environment and the growing demand for businesses to operate in a responsible way. Host Clare Hunt, from the apetito Care Homes team, is joined by Nadra Ahmed CBE, Executive Chair of the National Care Association, and Lee Sheppard, Director of Corporate Affairs, Policy and Sustainability at apetito, to deep dive into the growing importance of sustainability within the care home sector.

Viewers will hear more about the current perceptions of weaving sustainability into business practices and how this area can be prioritised by care providers at a time of growing financial pressure, as well as addressing how the sector may need to begin favouring more transparency due to changing regulation and reporting requirements.

This episode also explores actions care homes can take to proactively start lowering their environmental impact, including methods of reducing food waste through portion control and the importance of plate presentation to maximise mealtime enjoyment. Not only are these actions about doing the right thing for the planet but can also provide economic benefit to homes through, for example, ensuring that less food is thrown in the bin.

During the episode, Lee Sheppard also dives into some of the key initiatives carried out by the meals producer to drive down its own carbon footprint – and support partnering homes to do the same.

 Richard Woodward, General Manager for Care Homes at apetito says:

“It was great to hear from Nadra, a leading voice in the care sector, on her current perceptions of sustainability within the care landscape and discuss how suppliers have an important role in supporting care homes to implement more sustainable business practices.

“Given the growing emphasis on this area for all businesses, I think this discussion is a vital one to be having sooner rather than later to ensure that we are all playing our part in reducing carbon emissions and supporting long-term planet health.”

Register for free to watch the webinar here: https://apetito.link/CH-NCA-Sustainability-Webinar