The idea for GentleFoods began a few years ago with a poignant question- ‘What happens if one day a person cannot eat?’ This question was lingering in the minds of both founders Yiru and Jeannie. The issue stems from Singapore and Asia’s ageing population and the increase in people with swallowing difficulties due to medical conditions. There are limited food options and many of them are resigned to porridge. Researching, searching and perfecting an answer saw the rest of the journey to bring GentleFoods into reality.
GentleFoods creates moulded puréed food that is familiar, safe and nutritious that helps in stimulating the appetite with the way it looks, tastes and smells, bringing the joy of food back into the lives of people with swallowing difficulties. With continuous inputs from hospitals, clinicians, our very own team of speech therapists, dieticians and chefs to perfect the food that would be both nutritious and appetising. The nurturance, thoughtfulness and committed culture at GentleFoods aims to bring back the positive and joyous relationship with food.
Clockwise from left: Shen Yiru PhD (Founder), Evelyn Khoo (Speech Therapist), Teo Ann Gie (Food Technologist) and Jeannie Ong (Co-Founder)