Boultham Park House in Lincoln and Old Station House in Abingdon, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), each had a resident contributing to the BBC1 programme on the foods they eat and whether their diets have helped them to reach their grand ages of 99 and 103, respectively

Les Bilsby and Audrey Gardener were broadcast at the start of Gloria Hunniford’s ‘Food: Truth or Scare’ TV show the morning of Tuesday 26th of February. They responded to questions based on nutrition and lifestyle which included what they like to eat for breakfast and anything they tended to avoid.

Audrey noted that she did like toast and marmalade for breakfast and Les was partial to fish and chips for dinner. Turnips happened to be something Les definitely avoided!

Dan Hayes, Chief Executive at OSJCT, comments: “We were delighted to see our two residents featured on the national programme and to have been able to help BBC1 Food: Truth or Scare.”

This episode also investigated if when we eat is as important is what we eat along with the negative impact of germs in our kitchen.

Watch the full programme on BBC iPlayer at: