In The News: 3D-Printed Food Coming To Elderly In SwedenMarch 8, 2019
As people age, many have difficulty chewing and swallowing their food and getting the nourishment they need to live a healthy life. But looking at a bowl of mush isn’t the most appetizing.
Since we eat with our eyes first, some Swedish municipalities are planning to begin using 3D printing to make pureed food more appealing for the elderly, according to The Telegraph. Richard Asplund, the head of the catering department of the Halmstad municipality said, “So, the idea is to make something more aesthetic to look at, to make it look good to eat by recreating the original form of the food.”
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