Food is important throughout the year, but it tends to be one of the main focuses at Christmas time and everyone looks forward to the Christmas meal. Many residents will be enjoying glazed ham or turkey with gravy, roast vegetables and Christmas pudding. However, there will be a number of residents in your homes who require special diets. Depending on the type of allergy, intolerance, cultural requirements, some residents may not be able to enjoy the typical Christmas meal. Read more »
Food for the Ages Seminars
Diet Manual for Aged Care 4th Edition
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IDDSI Webinar Series
Webinar Series: Creating Nutrition Champions
Menu Review for Aged Care
Leading Nutrition prides itself on providing an outstanding Aged Care Dietitian Service to all of the aged care facilities we work with. Our mission is to promote wellness for healthy ageing – delivering expert nutrition services through care, collaboration and innovation.
Whether helping residents, staff, or management, we focus on the nutrition goals of each, and help them achieve their best. Our dietitians constantly look for opportunities to improve the quality of life of residents, often receiving feedback of performing beyond expected standards.
We collaborate with food services to create nutritious, contemporary menus that meet the changing needs in aged care. Through the comprehensive Menu Review process, our dietitians work closely with chefs to ensure that menus meet the nutritional requirement for the older population and respond to preferences and needs of the specific facilities.
All across the country our expert Aged Care dietitians are ready to help you.
There is a slow but steady rise in Australia with 1 in 10 people choosing to follow a vegetarian diet (1). This is likely to follow-on within aged care. A typical vegetarian diet consists of plant-based foods without eating 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 avoid eating animal foods.
What is a Vegetarian Diet? Read more »
Nutrition Matters October 2019
The management of Stomas and Colostomies can be quite daunting for both staff and residents in aged care homes. Many dietitians find that there is a lot of confusion with special diets and colostomy’s.
What is it and why do some people have it?
A colostomy is an opening in the belly that connects to part of the large bowel (colon). The opening (called a stoma) is made during surgery. Part of the colon is brought through this opening and is attached to the skin on the belly. Read more »