Request for Best Practice Food and Nutrition Manual for Aged Care and/or Eating Well booklet/pamphlet
One of the main nutritional challenges facing older Australians is eating enough nourishing food to maintain a healthy weight and even having a little extra weight in reserve for times of illness or stress.
As a result of a partnership with Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD), Bidcare is distributing three important nutrition resources:
- A comprehensive manual, ‘Best Practice Food and Nutrition Manual for Aged Care’ focussing on nutrition and food in aged care homes in Australia. This resource provides practical and comprehensive food and nutrition information for care staff
- ‘Eating Well: a Nutrition Resource for Older People and Their Carers’. This booklet provides practical nutrition advice for older people living in their own home
- A condensed version of ‘Eating Well’ in pamphlet form
The manual, booklet and pamphlet were written by staff of Nutrition Services, CCLHD.
According to A. Stewart Truswell, Emeritus Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Sydney:
‘This manual is, I believe, very much needed and copies should be in every aged care facility in our country, one for staff education, one for kitchen staff and one for management’.