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

Why trust Google for nutrition information, when you can have a credible resource at your fingertips?  Our Diet Manual is produced by Accredited Practising Dietitians and based on up to date, Best Practice Nutrition information for the Aged Care setting.


Diet Manual 2019 will be released soon!

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

Our Diet Manual for Aged Care has been designed to inform you about the specific needs of your residents, which differ greatly from the nutrition needs of patients in hospital or older people living in the community.

In the busy environment of an Aged Care kitchen, its essential that staff have ready access to best practice nutrition information for all the special diet 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.

Chapters include:

  • An explanation of each diet type and when it should be provided
  • A comprehensive list of “recommended” and “not recommended” foods
  • Sample meal plans for every diet


Nourishing foods: food fortification and supplements
Lifestyle diseases: weight control, low fat, low salt, diabetes
Bowel & gut issues: high fibre, low fibre, diverticular disease, gastro
Renal Issues: modified protein, low potassium, low phosphate
Textured modified foods & thickened fluids: dysphagia
Cultural & religious diets: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
Allergies & intolerances: gluten free, IBS, lactose, wheat, amines, salicylates
Other diets: warfarin, vegetarian and many more.