Aged care programs

Menu assessments

It is imperative that aged care facilities provide menus that meet the nutritional requirements of all residents. An Accredited Practising Dietitian from Nutrition Australia ACT Divsion, will visit your facility and conduct an menu assessment, to help ensure that nutritional standards are being achievied. Menu assessments are based on: 

  • National Health and Medical Research Council's Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs)
  • Dietary Guidelines for Australians

?The facility will receive a detailed report outlining the results of the menu assessment, with practical suggestions to reach dietary targets. Nutrition Australia ACT Division will also provide a list of references to assist the facility in making healthy menu choices. 

For further information contact Nutrition Australia ACT Division by calling 02 6162 2853 or email


Staff professional development & community workshops

Nutrition Australia ACT Division can deliver professional development workshops for staff, home care support workers and volunteers across the sector, including nursing homes and supported living accommodation, to upskill staff in understanding the nutritional requirements and dietary concerns of older people.

Nutrition information sessions for seniors living in self care residential accommodation including food intake goals and general nutrition adivce. 

Healthy eating for older people offers community based programs and organisations, a range of information seminars and cooking demonstrations. These focus on healthy ageing and provide information on cooking for one or two, meal planning for a budget, making healthy food choices.  Seminars may be targeted to the requirements of the client group.

For further information contact Nutrition Australia ACT Division by calling 02 6162 2853 or email


Project Dinnertime - Simple Eats for Seniors

Nutrition Australia ACT Division is thrilled to announce we have been successful in our application for funding under the 2012-13 ACT Government Seniors Grants.

'Project Dinnertime - Simple Eats for Seniors' cooking workshops will be delivered during Seniors Week, March 2013. These exciting two hour workshops will take place at Nutrition Australia’s Food Skills Kitchen, and provides an ideal opportunity for participants to learn new cooking techniques and recipes. 'Project Dinnertime - Simple Eats for Seniors' will encourage socialising, as participants sit down and enjoy the meals they have prepared together.

This cooking program will aim to improve the cooking skills, kitchen confidence and motivation of participants; and educate participants on food-related issues, such as healthy eating, budgeting and food safety.

Further details on 'Project Dinnertime - Simple Eats for Seniors' cooking workshops will be posted here early 2013.



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