Online Elderly Diet Consultant

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To collaborate with nutritionists and housewives to design recipes for elderly with hypertension and diabetes

 

Diets for the elderly, particularly those with hypertension and diabetes, must be given extra attention. The elderly’s caregivers, however, often encounter difficulties in preparing a balanced diet with food varieties. They tend to cook repetitive dishes which would result in the bad appetite and worsened health conditions of the elderly.

The venture team will collaborate with nutritionists and housewives to design recipes of healthy meal and soup for elderly with hypertension or diabetes. Videos of cooking demonstrations will also be produced. The objectives are to provide a balanced diet for the elderly as well as to relieve the stress of caregivers in preparing the meals.

An online survey will be conducted to collect the views of elderly and the caregivers on their satisfaction level regarding the taste and preparation time for the dishes.

Name of Organisation

Mrs Cooky Limited

Approved Funding Amount

HK$200,000

Funding Period (Status)

1.5 years (Active)

Expected Impact

  • To publish and distribute about 3000 pamphlets of hypertension and diabetes recipes to elderly care centres
  • To produce 120 episodes of cooking videos which will be available on social media

Milestones/Progress

As at May 2020:

  • Designed 120 recipes of healthy meal and soup for elderly with hypertension or diabetes in collaboration with a nutritionist. Cooking demonstration videos for 82 recipes have been shot and 58 of them have been edited and completed
  • Recruited two housewives and one staff to film cooking demonstration videos
  • Conducted an online survey with 50 elderly who suffered from diabetes and/or hypertension and/or their caregivers to understand the patients' diet preference
  • Developed a mobile application on both Apple and Android platforms with two available functions including personal account creation and diet record

Website

www.mrscooky.com