“Food is the fuel of life, of great conversation and memorable meals. Its substance is far more than just the nutrients acquired in the act of eating. It’s the knowledge of loving preparation, the anticipation of sharing a beautifully cooked and presented meal and the delicious pleasure of engaging all our senses as we eat. Food is nutrition not just for the body, but also for the soul. It’s what fires our appetite for life, no matter what age.”
The Foundation is a vibrant, influential and an authoritative charity that will improve the food experience and quality of life for current and future generations of older people. In fellowship with her Board of industry leaders, professors and health advisors, Maggie has made it her personal mission to link the latest research of how the food we eat can impact brain health and general wellbeing, with her innate knowledge of what good food can do for everyone’s emotional wellbeing – a truly nourishing mix, so much greater than the sum of its parts.
The Foundation is a credible voice in the community – our strategies are clearly defined and our programs are structured. We have developed online skills-based training for aged care cooks, chefs and their managers, partnering with two experts in the field (William Angliss and Altura Learning) to bring the online training across the whole of Australia. We have also looked at the myriads of factors that can influence an elder’s life in aged care and recognise the link between food and its effects on their emotional wellbeing.