The afternoon tea party will take place on 16 June and the aim is to have more than 200 parties running simultaneously on the day. All participants will be entered into a free prize draw with the chance of winning ten hampers full of biscuit goodies.
Andy Jones, Nutrition & Hydration Week, said: “We are excited to be working together with Pladis to create the UK’s biggest virtual afternoon tea party.
“Nutrition & Hydration Week aims to create energy, focus and fun to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing in health and social care.
“The afternoon tea challenge is a great way to engage residents and patients – and to have a bit of fun. We’d love it if care givers could share photos of their tea parties on social media using the hashtag #NHW2021 and tweeting them to us @NHWeek.”
Care home and health care operators wishing to take part should email email@example.com with photos of their afternoon tea, and they will automatically be entered into the prize draw.
Scott Snell, vice president sales, UK & Ireland, Pladis, added: “The idea behind the collaboration is to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and hydration in care homes and hospitals.
“At the same time, we want to help residents and patients feel happy and connected, and we can’t wait to see a record number of people enjoying a virtual afternoon tea on 16 June.
“We were thrilled with the level of engagement in our McVitie’s Tasties biscuit decorating competition last year and we want to continue to support care homes and healthcare professionals.”