SERVICES WE OFFER
Eat Well Nutrition provide expert dietitian services to the private hospital and residential aged care sectors.
AGED CARE NUTRITION
Our team of experienced Accredited Practising Dietitians provide specialist nutrition services to the residential aged care sector. Our dietetic skills will ensure that your residents receive the expert care they deserve.
Private Hospital Nutrition
The dietitians at Eat Well Nutrition provide specialist clinical support to many private hospitals. Our dietetic skills and knowledge will ensure that your patients receive the expert care they deserve.
THE EAT WELL NUTRITION STORY
Providing Australia the highest quality and up to date nutrition and dietetic information for over 15 years.
In 2002 our managing director and founder, Emma Rippon, began consulting to an aged care facility. She very quickly realised that residents in aged care needed enjoyable ‘real food’ options to enhance their quality of life and aged care experience. Understanding that this was a widespread industry problem, Emma decided that she could make a difference.
From this experience, and very first facility, Emma has grown Eat Well Nutrition significantly to now work with organisations right across Australia. The Eat Well mission statement is to lead the way in healthcare by providing best-practice nutrition and dietetic care that delivers quality, expertise and innovation.
The Eat Well Nutrition story is a successful recipe for the management of nutrition and hydration in residential aged care and private hospitals.
Our staff are highly passionate about delivering high quality nutrition and dietetic care. Meet the team that contribute to the expert service we deliver.
Our staff at Eat Well Nutrition are highly passionate about delivering high quality nutrition and dietetic care. Meet the team that contribute to the expert service we deliver.
Get the latest up to date nutrition information for the private hospital and aged care sectors.
Residents in aged care need just as much fluid as younger people, however, they face significant challenges in meeting their hydration needs on a daily basis. Similarly, Its not just the warmer months that can contribute to dehydration; cooler months can also pose challenges such as heating in rooms, and colds and flu. It is[…]
Mid meal snacks are a fantastic way to achieve adequate nutrition and hydration in aged care residents. Many mid meal snacks provide a good source of calories and additional protein, as well as assisting with increasing fluid intake. For residents with a small appetite or who have lost weight, mid meal snacks create additional opportunities[…]
With winter finally coming to an end and warmer weather approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the transition into the new seasonal menu for residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The change in seasons creates a wonderful opportunity to provide residents with fresh ideas and updated meals on their menus. At the start of any[…]
Food first interventions are strategies that utilise real food and fluid to assist in the management of weight loss and malnutrition in aged care. These interventions are particularly effective for residents who are losing weight, malnourished, have a low body weight, or a small appetite. In comparison to commercial oral nutritional supplements, food first interventions[…]
Weight loss, malnutrition, and their associated complications are commonly reported issues in residential aged care facilities (RACF), with malnutrition impacting an estimated 40-70% of residents in Australian RACF. As a result, an increasing reliance on oral nutritional supplements has developed in order to assist in promoting weight gain in residents who are underweight, or unable[…]
Winter is almost upon us and with it comes the cold and flu season which has already begun to take its toll on employees, parents and caregivers. This can result in more employees having to take more sick days. Colds and flu are caused by viruses. Colds are a minor illness usually lasting about a[…]
Increasing diversity in the cultural and religious backgrounds of our aged care residents means that we need to cater to many different diet preferences. One of these preferences may be to follow a vegetarian diet. Someone may choose a vegetarian diet for a number of reasons including personal preference, ethical, health-related, environmental, cultural or religious[…]
Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements occur less frequently than usual or consist of small or hard stools with or without straining. It is a very common complaint amongst the elderly population affecting as many as two out of three residents in aged care homes. Constipation can contribute to malnutrition as it leaves[…]
A fad diet is a diet that makes claims about weight loss or other health advantages such as longer life or curing diseases without the support of scientific evidence. In many cases these diets are characterised by eliminating whole food groups or being highly restrictive and as a result can lead to a deficiency of essential nutrients. Typically, a[…]
The consequences and health problems associated with obesity are many, varied and often are preventable through a healthy and active lifestyle. As overweight and obesity becomes more prevalent in the general population, it also increases among our aged care residents. So should we be encouraging these residents to lose weight as we do so with[…]