Institutions don’t offer healthy eating, says resident

I am writing in regards to your article in last week’s Review:

“Similkameen Health Centre is doing well, say health executives”.

To the Editor:

I am writing in regards to your article in last week’s Review:

“Similkameen Health Centre is doing well, say health executives”.

My mother is a resident at Orchard Haven, so I have a vested interest in what goes on there. I take issue with Dr. Halpenny claim that “Interior Health leads the province in purchasing locally”. What I see is mostly canned fruit which is high in sugar, canned vegetables which are high in salt. Not to mention the soup that is seved to the elderly residents here which is very high in salt. Last time I heard salt wasn’t acceptable for people with high blood pressure, like my mother.

He also mention that Interior Health has found the most nutritional way to “flash freeze” the food they they serve to our eldery folks. This is done at a ‘institutional kitchen” in Salmon Arm. This really upsets me, as Orchard Haven has a perfectly good kitchen on site and our residents could have “home cooked” meals which would be more nutritional and healthier.


Hilda Lee-Venables, Cawston



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