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Meal Planning in Aged Care

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Food consumption and nutrition is closely linked to our overall quality of life. Careful thought and creativity is as important to aged care menu planning as it is to the selection of our own daily meals – if not, more so, given the heightened health complications inherent with ageing.

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Careful thought and creativity is as important to aged care menu planning as it is to the selection of our own daily meals – if not, more so, given the heightened health complications inherent with ageing. When a person enters an aged care facility, their autonomy may have decreased significantly. One of the many choices an individual may mourn is the lack of choice in meal selection. As residents largely forfeit their say on the timing, duration and environment of mealtimes, it only seems fair that they will want input into the type of meals they receive. It is well known that food consumption and nutrition are closely linked to our overall quality of life.

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Robyn Brydges
25 Jun 2021
Excellent article for understanding the dietary needs of the residents.
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Catherine Sinclair
10 Jul 2021
A good refresher,precise and helpful information that you can take to the workplace.
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Eileen Mckeown
25 Jun 2021
Nutrition is very important for the Elderly
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