This video discusses the important factors in the provision of soft diet foods to the resiential Aged care and Private hospital sectors. The reasons you would provide a residential aged care or private hospital patient with a soft diet can include chewing or swallowing difficulties and mouth pain.
The focus on the Mediterranean diet began in the 1950s, when researchers found there were huge differences between the longevity of people from Mediterranean countries and the rest of the world. The diet stems from the island of Crete in Greece yet the cuisines of all countries in the Mediterranean region encompass healthy foods such as[…]
A minced Moist diet is often prescribed for a residential aged care or Private hospital patient who suffers from dysphagia, poor teeth or no teeth, or people suffering from pain when chewing or swallowing. This video discussed key considerations when preparing minced moist foods.
It’s that time of year again! There are rum balls and champagne at every corner, and it feels very easy to throw your healthy eating out the window. Have you used the “but it’s Christmas” excuse to justify that box of chocolates? Or each year do you promise to start a fresh diet on New[…]
You might have heard a bit of buzz about the D-Tick lately, so let us briefly explain what it is about. The D-Tick is a program designed specifically for Diabetics. It provides this ever growing population with an indication of what products will aid in maintaining good blood glucose levels. Any products that have obtained the D-Tick have met a strict[…]
Remember when you were a kid and would rush home from school hungry for an afternoon snack? This little meal would give you energy to play sport or do homework, and would tide you over until dinner. Well, nothing should have changed. Even though you might be all grown up, you still need energy[…]
Salmon is fantastically healthy, providing you with protein and a valuable dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (which help with inflammation and brain function). Generally, Australians do not get enough of these beneficial Omega-3 Fats in our diet. Once you get the hang of cooking salmon, you’re sure to have it on your menu often, and[…]
It’s officially soup weather! Is there anything better than warming up with a nourishing bowl of soup on a cold evening? Soup can be an incredibly healthy choice, packing a nutrient punch while keeping your meal light. Another benefit of soup is that it can be an easy and quick meal, and one that you[…]
Eating well throughout the day can really benefit your performance at work. In most workplaces, there is no time for lunch-time siestas! Therefore it’s important to make smart lunch choices. We need to focus on eating a good variety of healthy food, but also eating the correct portions. Too much fat or carbohydrate can leave[…]
Finding ways to overcome poor appetite in the elderly can be challenging. Often the reason why residents are not consuming adequate nutrition is because they simply do not have the appetite to do so. This can be due to a multitude of reasons including taste changes, decreased enjoyment of food or not burning up as[…]