Creating an Appetite for Life
Maggie Beer Foundation welcomes support to improve aged care food experiences
Education & Programs
The vision of the Maggie Beer Foundation is to ensure that all residents in aged care have access to fresh, wholesome, seasonal food, abundant with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage with and educate cooks and chefs in the aged care sector.
We know there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, but there are so many others where there is a misconception that aged care food budgets prevent flavoursome, seasonal food being prepared. The MBF education programs have been designed to challenge this thinking and to share best practice.
Preheat the oven to 220c (fan forced). Line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Place the sweet potato in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the thyme springs and a good pinch salt. Spread in a single layer on one of the lined trays and roast for 40 minutes, turning halfway through. At the same time, place the pumpkin in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and a good pinch of salt. Spread over another lined tray and bake for 30-40 minutes or until caramelised. During cooking, rotate the trays to ensure even colour or roast all the vegetables separately, if needed. Place the Brussel sprout in a microwave-safe container with 2 tablespoons of water, cover and cook on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stand with the lid on for 5 minutes to continue cooking through. Alternatively, cook the sprouts in lightly salted...
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'Food for Thought' workshop for CEOs and ManagersMonday 8 April 2019 The Maggie Beer Foundation’s ‘Food for Thought’ half-day workshop, for CEOs and Managers,is coming to Melbourne on Monday 8th April 2019 In order to effect change in a way that is greater than the sum of its parts, the Maggie Beer Foundation is once again offering the proven success of a specialised half day workshop […]
'Creating an Appetite for Life' ProgramMonday 8 and Tuesday 9 April 2019 Once again, the Maggie Beer Foundation is sending out an invitation to passionate aged care cooks and chefs to engage in an Education Program that has proven the strength of its impact with participants around the country. As Maggie explains, “It would come as no surprise that I loved food all my life; it’s my […]