The ever-popular Diet Manual is a must have for every Aged Care Facility.


The NEW Diet Manual for Aged Care 4th Edition will be released in 2019.

This manual is updated every 3 years, to ensure the information remains current and in line with the latest scientific evidence.  Our latest edition, released in 2016, was updated with the updated with the latest Australian Dietary Standards, has SOLD OUT.

If you have any older editions, we strongly suggest you update this to the latest version and keep your kitchen well equipped to manage all special diets.

Please register your interest by using the Contact Form below or calling us on 1300 712 722 and you will be the first to be notified of the 2019 Diet Manual release.


Diet Manual for Aged Care 4th Edition

The Complete Guide to Nutrition & Hydration in Aged Care

In the busy environment of an aged care kitchen, it is essential that staff have ready access to best practice and practical nutrition information for all the special dietary needs of residents.  Leading Nutrition’s Diet Manual provides just this, ensuring that no matter which special diet your residents may need, your kitchen staff have the information at their fingertips.

This manual is now in its fourth edition with comprehensive revisions to ensure that the information remains up to date and consistent with Best Practice as well as the changing needs for aged care homes.

The Diet Manual for Aged Care 4th Edition include the following chapters:

  • Meal Planning
  • Food allergy & Intolerances
  • Dementia (New)
  • Nourishing or High Energy High Protein Diet
  • Texture Modified Food and Fluids including the 2019 IDDSI guidelines (New)
  • Food Molds (New)
  • Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes
  • Bowel and Gut diseases
  • Renal failure
  • Vegetarian & Vegan requirements
  • Cultural & religious

Each chapter includes an explanation of each diet type and clinical indications for using them, a comprehensive list of recommended and avoidable foods and sample meal plans for each diet.