Aged care

Good nutrition is important for older adults whether living in their own homes or within care residences. Older adults are at increased risk of malnutrition; this is due to changing nutrition needs as a result of illness, loss of appetite, reduced independence and/or ability to cook or shop, or social isolation. Food and nutrition can have a significant impact to quality of life by meeting the physical, functional and experiential needs of clients.

We provide professional development, training and educational programs for chefs, cooking staff and food service workers, as well as care staff, nurses and care assistants within the hospital and aged care settings. Our training programs are designed to ensure the nutritional value of meals provided within these facilities and settings are nutritious, appropriate and meet specific policy and guideline requirements. In addition, we want to ensure staff are equipped to help clients eat/drink well and appropriately for their health.

Our aim is to provide training, menu assessments and tailored support to empower aged care and hospital settings to:

  • Provide nutritious food and drinks and plan healthy menus
  • Understand common nutrition issues in residential care
  • Cater for food allergies and intolerances
  • Understand and prepare texture modified meals
  • Cater for special diets
  • Access learning and educational resources

 

Training 

Our training programs have been developed by Nutrition Australia, with scientific, evidence-based nutrition information. All workshops are delivered by an Accredited Practising Dietitian  from Nutrition Australia.

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Menu assessments

Our menu assessment services help ensure the meals provided at your care facility are nutritionally balanced, offer variety and support food enjoyment for residents. 

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Dietetic Consultations

Individual in-home consultations for independent living and residential care are designed to provide personalised service and collaboratively work with other members of the client’s care team to improve nutrition outcomes, health and wellbeing for clients.

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Client education services

Our training programs extend to older adults and include educational presentations and interactive cooking demonstrations. These events provide an avenue for social connectedness, fun and experience for older adults to enjoy with their peers, whilst giving them new knowledge and skills to help improve their wellbeing through nutrition.

Call 03 8341 5800 or email us to enquire.
 

Tailored services

Nutrition Australia uses scientific, evidence-based nutrition information to develop education programs. We can tailor education on a topic of your choice or package an educational program to meet your specific needs. In addition, we partner closely with our clients to tailor a variety of nutrition related projects to meet organisational objectives.

Call 03 8341 5800 or email us to discuss how Nutrition Australia can be your nutrition partner.

 

Contact us

For information about how we can help improve nutrition in your organisation, call 03 8341 5800 or email us.