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Masterclass registrations now open

18 June, 2019

The Maggie Beer Foundation is delighted to advise that our ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ Masterclass, and our ‘Food for Thought’ workshops, dedicated to passionate aged care individuals. Maggie’s focus is on both those creating the food for change, and those in decision making roles to best streamline ideas into action. For more information, including […]

Senior Smiles

31 May, 2019

Last month the Foundation’s CEO Lynn James met Janet Wallace and learnt of the great work her team at Senior Smiles and The University of Newcastle are doing around Oral health for those living in residential care homes. Here at the Foundation we value and see the vital importance of good oral hygiene and are […]

Autumn – what’s in season

31 May, 2019

May is the last month of Autumn and we celebrate mushrooms. A sense of magic surrounds these diverse, nutrient rich, uniquely textured vegetables. Garlic, bacon and Parmesan bring out the flavour in mushrooms, whilst beef, chicken, oily fish, eggs, strong flavoured cheeses, pumpkin, potato, asparagus, onion, walnuts and herbs such as thyme, dill, rosemary and parsley […]

Growing through Winter by Cath Manuel

31 May, 2019

With the warmth of summer behind us and the cool days ahead, now is a perfect time to enjoy being outdoors and participating in garden activities. A range of activities are included in a weekly lifestyle program within aged care for residents to soak up some sunshine and enjoy time digging, potting and picking from […]

Texture Modified Mushrooms with Blue Cheese and Chives by Amanda Orchard

31 May, 2019

Yay Mushrooms! Mushrooms are a wonderfully versatile ingredient, they’re packed full of nutrients with a lovely earthy, umami flavour and I’ve often found myself wondering why mushrooms aren’t modified more often for individuals on textured diets? When I was told the Foundation’s feature ingredient this month were these beautiful little morsels, I thought I’d share […]