Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition

Royal Arch recognizes nutrition as a fundamental and integral part of healthy aging. The Dietary department is directed by qualified and experienced professionals with knowledge and understanding of the special needs of the elderly, to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals. The Registered Dietitian (also Director of Nutritional Services) is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Director of Food and Environmental Services is also available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Altogether there are five dining rooms. The menus follow a four-week cycle and are adjusted for seasonally available foods and celebrations of traditional and special events. All meals meet the requirements of the Canada Food Guide. In addition to the regular three meals a day, the home also offers in-between meal snacks and refreshments three times per day. The dietary kitchen is located on the 1st floor. All foods are prepared and cooked on site by certified cooks.

Health and Safety standards do not permit any staff or the home to handle food items brought into the facility by family and friends.

We are always pleased to have family and friends join Royal Arch Residents for meals in the facility. Meal tickets ($5.00) are available from the Reception desk and should be purchased at least 45 minutes prior to the mealtime. On weekends, speak to the Nurse on your floor about obtaining a ticket.

For more information, please refer to the Resident Handbook link.