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Maggie’s Update

25 February, 2021

There has been so much activity with the Foundation these last months as we were given the responsibility by the Federal Department of Health to put together the first ever Congress in Australia. Involving all the people in Aged Care in the one room to come together understanding the complexities of each part of the […]

Don’t let ‘bad’ weather stop you from enjoying gardening by Cath Manuel

24 February, 2021

To enjoy a lovely time within the garden we look for perfect sunny days that are not too hot or too cold, no rain and maybe a gentle breeze or slight cloud cover. This sounds like the ideal weather for gardening! But if the day you’re planning some gardening is rainy or hot and humid […]

What’s in season – early Autumn

24 February, 2021

Autumn fruits apples, blackberries, figs, feijoas, grapes, honeydew melon, limes, mandarins, pears, passionfruit, persimmon, plums, pomegranates, quinces, raspberries, rhubarb, rockmelons, strawberries, Valencia oranges, watermelon Autumn vegetables Asian greens, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicums, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, eggplant, kale, zucchini, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, parsnip, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweetcorn, turnip

Texture-modified meals: enhancing quality of life for seniors

17 December, 2020

Sodexo Chefs have been finding creative and innovative ways to serve food to residents at Maranatha Age Care facility. Food services can be challenging in aged care when considering the safety and nutritional health and wellbeing of residents. Some residents at Maranatha are also on a pureed diet and unable to eat foods which many […]

Brain Body Food: The Ultimate Guide to Thriving into Later Life and Reducing Dementia Risk

17 December, 2020

Ngaire Hobbins is a dietitian with a passion for sharing the science of nutrition, ageing and brain health with everyday people and is on the Expert Working Party for the National Congress on Food, Nutrition and the Dining Experience in Aged Care which the Maggie Beer Foundation is delivering in partnership with the Dept of […]