SPC ProVital expands portfolio to help those with dietary deficiencies


Sunday, 23 April, 2017

Over the next several decades, population ageing is projected to have major implications for Australia, including health and well-being. The need for products and services that promote healthy living and positive ageing is becoming increasingly important. Australian food manufacturer SPC Ardmona, manufacturer of SPC ProVital, is committed to providing delicious, nutritious and expertly formulated products designed to address specific health requirements and support Australia’s ageing population.

The unfortunate reality is that many older Australians often don’t get enough fibre in their diet irrespective of whether they live at home, are a resident of an aged-care facility, or a patient in a hospital environment.

“Individuals need 25–30 g of fibre in their diet a day, and it’s concerning to see just how many people are not getting their recommended daily dose of fibre,” said Denise Burbidge, Accredited Practising Dietitian & Nutritionist, The Food Clinic.

“I see so many people who are struggling to eat their core foods — like fruits, vegetables and wholegrains. If people aren’t eating the right fibre rich foods, their body will experience a range of health complications.”

The new SPC ProVital Fibre Right range offers a way for patients to get a sufficient amount of nutrients into their diet without compromising on taste and flavour. SPC ProVital Fibre Right is a delicious and nutritious meal accompaniment or snack and it is available from April 2017 in Apple and Prune flavour, with further flavour combinations to be introduced later in the year.

SPC ProVital Fibre Right is specifically formulated to provide a good source of fibre, with at least 5 g in each serve. Available in Apple & Prune smooth fruit puree, Fibre Right is suitable for Texture C diets, and the easy-open portion controlled packaging also assists those with mobility issues.

Dijana Dragicevich, Senior Speech Pathologist at the Royal North Shore Hospital said, “It’s so important that modifications to textures and flavours are made to products, especially for those with eating, speaking and mobility issues like dysphagia.”

A recent study of 400 patients conducted at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney revealed 7 out of 10 patients stated that the SPC ProVital fibre right fruit range taste and texture was either very good or excellent.

SPC believes that positive nutritional food choices support the health and longevity of patients and it allows them to receive the most out of their meals. As the next evolution of the easy-open portion control fruit range, SPC ProVital Fibre Right makes it easy and delicious for patients to meet their daily fibre intake. SPC ProVital is determined to give Australia’s ageing population choice, taste and nutrition every day, every meal occasion.

Key features of SPC’s ProVital Fibre Right range include:

  • Delicious apple & prune smooth fruit puree
  • Suitable for Texture C Diets
  • Available in portion control 120 g cup and bulk 2.95 kg can
  • Easy-open portion control packaging
  • Made in Australia
  • At least 5 g of fibre per serve

For more information on SPC ProVital, click here.

‘SPC ProVital’ is a registered trade mark of SPC Ardmona. ‘Fibre Right’ is a trade mark of SPC Ardmona.

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