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food and nutrition

Dietitian appointment to bring nutrition expertise and best-practice to advisory council

Diet expert Julie Dundon has been appointed to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council amid a debate over the standard of food for residents.

Maggie Beer’s magnificent mission to elevate nutrition and flavour in aged care cooking

Back in 2010, as Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer was asked to speak to an audience of 1000 aged care CEOs and soon after began researching the status of nutrition in aged care. What she found shocked and devastated her. Having established her own foundation in 2014 to tackle the issue, Beer has just launched a world-first program tailored to the unique requirements of cooking for people in aged care settings. BIANCA ROBERTS chatted to the national treasure.

Serving up choice and dignity in aged care – how meals are enjoyed is about more than what’s on the plate

Meals are rituals built around pleasures and choices. While what is served at mealtimes in aged care homes has received recent attention and Labor has pledged to improve the food offered, new research highlights that how meals are offered is just as important.

Peak nutrition body calls for national strategic approach to healthy eating in aged care and across the board

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's question regarding food prices at yesterday's National Press Club speech, has put a spotlight on the average food spend per resident in aged care and why 50 per cent are malnourished.

Maggie Beer Foundation assembles ‘Alliance of the Willing’ in fight for improved food and nutrition in aged care

The Maggie Beer Foundation is seeking interest and inviting multi-disciplinary food and nutrition professionals to join forces to enact critical change needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s aged care population.

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