There is a slow but steady rise in Australia with 1 in 10 Australians choosing to follow a vegetarian diet1. This is likely to follow-on within our aged care community. A typical vegetarian diet consists of plant-based foods and excludes the consumption of animal products such as meat, poultry and seafood. A vegan diet also excludes eggs and dairy. It is important to respect an individual’s religious, cultural, personal, health-related, environmental or ethical reasons to abstain from eating specific animal products. Read more »
Leading Nutrition prides itself on providing an outstanding Aged Care Dietitian Service to all of the facilities we work with. Our team of professional Aged Care Dietitians work with care, collaboration and innovation to achieve the best possible nutrition outcomes for all.
Whether helping residents, facility staff, or management, we focus on the nutrition goals of each, and help them achieve their best. Our Aged Care Dietitians constantly look for opportunities to improve the quality of life of residents, often receiving feedback of performing beyond expected standards.
Collaborating with food services to create nutritious, contemporary menus that meet the changing needs in aged care is a passion at Leading Nutrition. Through the comprehensive Menu Review process, our Aged Care Dietitians work closely with chefs and food service managers to ensure that menus meet the nutritional requirement for the older population and respond to preferences and needs of the specific facilities.
We apply our best practise approach to Aged Care nutrition, as well as consulting with hospitals, other institutions and home care providers.
All across the country our expert Aged Care dietitians are ready to help you.
Dementia Awareness Month is held from 1 September to 30 September nationwide. The theme for the month is You are not alone.
The aim of Dementia Awareness Month is to encourage Australians to become dementia-aware, have a better understanding of what it is like for a person to live with dementia, and ultimately be encouraged to create communities where people with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. Read more »
Whether we mean it or not, when we see an overweight person walking by, we automatically start making judgements on this person’s lifestyle, perhaps that they are ‘lazy’ or ‘lack self-control’. Do we think the same of residents in aged care facilities who are overweight? How does this impact on our care and health outcomes of these residents?
It’s no secret that rates of overweight and obesity are continuing to rise in Australia. Many individuals are likely to be overweight or obese as they approach older age, Read more »