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Keep up to date with Nutrition Solutions Tasmania’s latest news and events by browsing our blog below.

Get involved in the conversation by sharing our blog content or if you’re interested in learning more about how we’re continuing to improve the lives of Tasmanians through balanced nutrition services, get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.

There's nothing like being able to empower people through food. No matter what age you are, what you eat is essential. Which is why at Nutrition Solutions Tasmania we're dedicated to doing just that.

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23 hours ago  ·  

We love being able to teach the next generation of dietitians about providing quality care and innovative nutrition services. So, it’s been incredible to be able to offer some dietitian students the chance to observe us in the field these past couple of months. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

Stephen is back from Flinders Island after working on an exciting new project with a local healthcare facility. He was also doing some staff training to make sure they can offer their clients the best they possibly can. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago  ·  

At Nutrition Solutions, we’re as passionate about creating relationships with our clients as we are their health. Why? because the two go hand in hand.

Food can be a complicated thing, no matter your age. So, building a good relationship and trust with people is the first critical step to being able to make meaningful change to their health and their lives.

If you’d like to know more about our regular consultation services for your facility, get in touch today. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/
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1 week ago  ·  

Takeaway seems like a great idea when you're hungry at work and forgot to pack lunch. It's cheap and as much as we'd like to deny it, some of it tastes good. But eating takeaway every other day isn't great for your health, or your budget.

So why not try to find a happy medium, and make something at home to take with you to work?

At our latest cooking demonstration, we’ve been showing people how to make healthy versions of their favourite takeaway options at home.
Think a healthy spin on crispy fried chicken with a fresh, tasty salad, or an easy-to-make pizza without all the oil and grease.

If you’re worried about your staff or clients and how they’re looking after themselves, get in touch today! nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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1 week ago  ·  

Cooking a healthy meal doesn’t always have to mean using every vegetable you can find at your local greengrocer. Sometimes it’s just about cooking what you have on hand or is freely available.

Look at an eggplant for example. Apart from being great to cook
with, eggplant is a nutritional gem. Eggplants are nutrient-dense, making them an excellent choice for people looking to get more out of their food.

They’re high in fibre, making them not only incredibly tasty but a simple way to up your daily nutrient intake.

Try cutting one in half length ways, scoring the flesh add some thyme and garlic before wrapping it tightly in foil. Then bake in the oven for 45m mins at 180°C and when it’s done, puree the flesh for a tasty dip.

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2 weeks ago  ·  

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2 weeks ago  ·  

Nutritional supplements can be a hefty expense to a facility if they are not dispensed appropriately. So, what can you do to reduce the cost? If your facility is feeling the pinch when it comes to your supplements, it might be time to conduct a supplement audit.

A more targeted approach to supplement use and using a food-first approach not only frees up money in your budget but is sure to create more impactful change in your residents’ quality of life.

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2 weeks ago  ·  

With so much discourse around food, for a lot people, it can be a really confusing and difficult thing to navigate.

Being a dietitian is all about giving people the support and resources they need to be empowered through food.

We’re big believers in the power of food, which is why we offer such a wide range of services, to help others understand it as well.

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3 weeks ago  ·  

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3 weeks ago  ·  

Looking for something new to make this week for dinner or lunches? Why not try our grilled chicken and roasted carrot salad with spiced yoghurt dressing? This one was a hit at our workshops with Carer’s Tasmania, so we thought we would share it here!

This recipe serves two, so it’s perfect for lunches or dinner and is easy to adapt for more people if needed.

Ingredients:
• 1 x large or 2 x small chicken breasts or thigh trimmed and cut into 1cm thick slices
• 1 x Tbsp McCormick’s Tennessee Smokehouse spice
• Small bunch of baby carrots or four larger carrots peeled and cut into batons
• 1/2 tsp each of ground cumin, turmeric and smoked paprika and a small amount of cayenne pepper
• 2 x Tbsp pepitas (dried pumpkin seeds)
• 1 x sprig of rosemary chopped finely
• 1 x sprig of fresh mint rough chopped
• 1 x lemon
• 2 cups of baby spinach
• 4 x Tbsp of Greek-style yoghurt
• ½ x can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
• Olive oil

Method:
1. Zest the lemon and set to one side, juice the lemon
2. Roast the carrots in a hot oven in a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of the chopped rosemary and turmeric. Roast until cooked through and while still hot add a dash of lemon juice and shake the tray
3. While the carrots are roasting toast the pepitas in a pan with a dash of cayenne
4. Combine the mint, paprika and cumin with the yoghurt adding lemon juice to taste
5. In a large bowl mix the chicken with the Tennessee spice and a splash of oil and BBQ or grill until cooked through
6. While the carrots are still warm combine with the spinach and chickpeas and arrange on plates to serve
Add the cooked chicken, drizzle with the yoghurt mix and top with lemon zest and pepitas.

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4 weeks ago  ·  

We help elderly Tasmanians to maintain their independence.

Residents in aged care are often at a point in their life where their bodies and abilities are changing in a way which is very unfamiliar to them. Which is why it's vital that they're provided with the support they need to stay healthy and confident.
Regular, consistent visits allow us to support residents to the best of our abilities. It also means we can help them to navigate changes as they occur, so they can maintain their quality of life and independence.

Get in touch today to find out more!
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1 month ago  ·  

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1 month ago  ·  

Who said workplace presentations and training needed to be in person? We ran some great virtual presentations for our friends over at Timberlink last month running through topics for eating for your mental health, immunity and meal planning.
We had participants from all across Australia and NZ, and it was great to see the amount of enthusiasm everyone had to show.

If you're looking to organise some presentations for your workplace, or just want to know a little bit more, head over to our website today.

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1 month ago  ·  

Options are important. Why? Because for many people in aged care facilities, a lack of options can make mealtimes a chore instead of a time for them to enjoy.
Providing options allows residents to pick what visually appeals to them. This makes mealtimes something to look forward to. It creates a sense of independence which many residents fear they may lose. We know that isn’t the case, and we want everyone to know it too.

Mealtimes provide an incredible opportunity to improve social, emotional and physical wellbeing, so let's make the most of it.

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1 month ago  ·  

Looking for a little something to get you through the day? Protein balls can be a great way to get the energy hit you need, without going for another cup of coffee.

We recently borrowed this protein ball recipe from Sports Dietitians Australia for a cooking class we did, so we thought we’d share it here as well!

You’ll need:
½ cup of chopped dried dates
½ cup of quick oats
6 tbsp of peanut butter
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp protein powder
½ cup of desiccated coconut (for coating)

To make them all you have to do is;

1. Blitz the dates and the oats in a food processor
2. Add the peanut butter, protein powder and honey – continue to blitz the mixture.
3. Slowly add small balls and roll the outer layer in the desiccated coconut.
4. Store in the fridge or freezer and enjoy!

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1 month ago  ·  

At Nutrition Solutions Tasmania we're really passionate about helping people develop the skills they need and helping our local community, which is why we've been super excited about our latest project with Anglicare and Thyne House in Launceston.

For the past of a couple of months, we've been running weekly sessions for 16-24 year-olds. There have been cooking demonstrations to start some casual conversations about healthy eating, and other sessions on nutrition, food, and budgeting.

If you’d like to know more about our presentation and workshop services, head over to our website today or get in touch.

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1 month ago  ·  

Are you applying for this round for the Healthy Tasmania Fund?

These grants aim to strengthen community connections and help Tasmanians live happy healthy lives by making two million dollars available for community organisations and local governments to invest in the health and wellbeing of their communities.

The Healthy Tasmania Fund Round 2 will provide grants up to $200,000 for projects or initiatives for up to two years. There will be small grants (up to $30,000) and large grants available ($30,001 to $200,000).

Follow the link below to find out more:
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2 months ago  ·  

Here’s a quick shot from our project with Carers Tasmania.
Stephen did cooking demonstrations in four different locations across Tasmania for carers, to help them learn the skills they need to cook easy healthy meals for their loved ones, or to teach the people they care for how to make healthy nutritious meals. This project was a great way to share our passion for helping our community.

We’ll be sharing some of our favourite recipes from these sessions later this month so keep an eye out!

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2 months ago  ·  

Caring for your staff by investing in their health can have a significant impact on workplace culture and productivity.

From workplace presentations, cooking demonstrations and training, our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians provide a range of services to support you, and your team to achieve the best results possible in your work.

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2 months ago  ·  

Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrition boost, but that doesn’t mean they all have to be green! Our Coco-Nutty smoothie is a great way to start the day, and it tastes great too!

All you’ll need is:
2 cups dairy or almond milk
One teaspoon cocoa powder
One Tablespoon peanut butter
Two teaspoons honey

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2 months ago  ·  

Good nutrition policy and strategy provides direction and scope you need to make sure that your entire team knows their roles and minimum standards for not just food but the facility as a whole.

Nutrition policy can be complicated, determining things from; how often menus are updated, seasonal variations, minimum standards of presentation, screening for malnutrition, procedures for managing allergies and hydration standards but with the right help it is manageable.

Having an up to date policy in place your organisation won’t be caught out on unannounced accreditation visits, substandard presentation or quality. Feeling unsure about your policy, or looking to update it? Get in touch today to find out how our policy strategy can help your facility. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/
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2 months ago  ·  

Managing nutrition and crafting menus for aged care facilities is not a set and forget process. Preventing malnutrition requires the monitoring of dietary intakes regularly, to ensure nothing and no one, slips through the cracks.

At Nutrition Solutions, we offer a range of services from training, policy auditing and one on one consultations to ensure your facility is hitting all its goals for caring for residents, making sure no resident is missed.

Head over to our website to find out what our services can do for you, and your facility. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/
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2 months ago  ·  

Malnutrition is a major issue faced by the elderly, but it's so much more than just not eating. Malnutrition can be a result of residents not being able to finish portion sizes, lack of appetite, not being able to eat as a result of dysphagia or embarrassment to eat or even just something as simple as unappetising food.

There are so many variables that lead to elderly malnutrition, but what can we do as service providers to fix that?

Menu planning lies at the heart of the issue. We need to plan menus which caters to the needs of every resident. From providing more meals with smaller portion sizes, texturally modified foods and food that is mean to be enjoyed just as much as it is nutritious.

Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians offer Menu planning and auditing among a range of other services, to ensure residents are meeting their nutritional needs.

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2 months ago  ·  

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the balance between nutrition and taste and its important flavour doesn’t get forgotten.

This sentiment can have a significant impact on the way residents themselves approach eating, and their health in turn. At Nutrition Solutions Tasmania, our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians come up with solutions to making food an enjoyable part of life for aged care residents.

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2 months ago  ·  

Do you feel your staff’s knowledge is up to scratch?

Our Nutrition Solutions Tasmania workplace presentations will arm your staff with the resources they need to improve the knowledge and skills they'll need working in health care. This ensures your residents get the best care possible.

With sessions that can be interactive, or run remotely to be more accessible, and topics tailored to the needs of your workforce, we're here to provide you and your team with what you need.

Head over to our website to book your workshop today. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/
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2 months ago  ·  

At Nutrition Solutions Tasmania, we work on a food-first approach.

Because food isn’t just an essential part of our wellbeing; it plays a significant role in our sense of self. Everyone has a preference about what we eat, when and with who. It's these choices which promote wellness and a sense of normality and independence.

Get in touch today to learn more about us, our approach and the difference it can make to your facility.

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2 months ago  ·  

Accreditation can be a stressful process for any facility. Working with a team who understands the accreditation process can not only save you stress, but time and money.

We work with facilities to help you understand your requirements and put in to place the things that are needed to ensure you are ready for accreditation at any time. From developing policies and systems, to reviewing any existing procedures you have in place; our team will provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed.

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2 months ago  ·  

Accreditation can be a stressful process for any facility. Working with a team who understands the accreditation process can not only save you stress, but time and money.

We work with facilities to help you understand your requirements and put in to place the things that are needed to ensure you are ready for accreditation at any time. From developing policies and systems, to reviewing any existing procedures you have in place; our team will provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed.

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3 months ago  ·  

Attention to detail makes all the difference when it comes to aged care.
At Nutrition Solutions we pride ourselves on attention to detail, making sure we give all our clients the work that creates results for them. Just like individual clients, every company is different, with different needs and challenges they face.

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3 months ago  ·  

We know Monday’s can be hard, so we thought we’d share another one of our smoothie recipes to make it a little easier.

Our Hulk Smoothie is dairy-free, vegan and high in potassium. Also contains Vitamins A, B1 and B2, the Hulk Smoothie is a really great way to get your nutrient fix during the day, no matter how old you are!

All you’ll need is:
1 ½ cups of water
1 Apple,
cored
1 Banana
1 Cup of Baby Spinach Leaves

To make, you simply need to:

1. Cut the apple into four pieces (if your blender is not strong, you may need to peel the apple too).
2. Peel the banana and pull it apart into four chunks.
3. Pour water, cut up apple, banana and spinach leaves into the blender.
4. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

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3 months ago  ·  

There's no one-stop-shop approach for bettering your health, but that doesn't mean it has to be a hard.

At Nutrition Solutions Tasmania our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians are dedicated to providing timely, impactful results for all our clients, from individual residents to facilities as a whole. With a hands on, food first approach to dietetics we look to foster not only better health for our clients, but to help them foster a better relationship with their health.

From cooking demonstrations and training sessions to hands on consultations, get in touch to find out more about our services today.
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3 months ago  ·  

When was the last time your staff had their training updated?

Having confident, knowledgeable staff lies at the heart of any successful business, no matter your industry. And when you're working in the health space it could make the difference between losing accreditation or not.

That’s why Nutrition Solutions Tasmania offer a range of staff training services to ensure your staff are up to date with the latest in food and nutrition. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/
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3 months ago  ·  

There are so many variables that need to be taken into account to make sure we can keep residents happy, healthy and moving as much as possible. The food we put in front of them plays a big role in that.

When people think about aged care, they often think nurses and doctors, maybe physios. But dietitians also play a key role in ensuring the sustained health and quality of life of aged care residents. High-quality nutrition tailored to their needs is the first step to ensuring any other treatment can have the impact it needs.

Nutrition is the foundation to ensuring residents can lead full lives.

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3 months ago  ·  

Nutrition is a crucial part of health, no matter your institution, clients or size. Which is why we choose to work with a broad range of clients across industries and sizes, to make sure people are getting the care they need.

Our team of Practicing Registered Dietitians use their combined experience, knowledge and local insight to achieve the best outcome for all of our clients.
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3 months ago  ·  

Team work makes the dream work, which is why staff training is so crucial.

At Nutrition Solutions Tasmania, we offer a range of staff training services, because we recognise that keeping your teamup to date with best practice standards is especially important in the health space.

Our training sessions are designed to be accessible, relatable, and encourages involvement to enhance learning. This ensures your staff walk away with greater knowledge, skills, and the confidence to provide exceptional care.

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3 months ago  ·  

Developing menus can be a complex process. Considering all your consumer’s needs, while also making food they can enjoy is easier said than done. Which is why we offer food service consulting.

Whether you’re looking for short one-off projects or long-term partnerships, our team will work with you to develop personalised systems that produce consistent, high quality food service for your organisation.

Head over to our website to find out more about our Food Service Consulting services.
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3 months ago  ·  

Though we’re still cautious as COVID restrictions ease, it’s great to be back on the ground and doing face-to-face presentations again.

Rest assured that our team are upholding social distancing measures and adhering to all requirements. Get in touch if you want to find out more about our COVID Safe Plan.
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4 months ago  ·  

Optimal nutrition is more than just what you are eating

Nutrition has the power to a better quality of life through what we're eating and also through how we’re eating.

Nutrition Solutions Tasmania offers a range of dietetics services to allow you and your residents to get the best out of your food service by looking at both the food provided and the mealtime experience. Get in touch today to find out more.
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4 months ago  ·  

Does your menu promote good bowel health?

Two out of three aged care residents struggle with bowel movements, which can lead to a resident self-restricting their food intake out of fear. Which is why it's key to ensure residents are getting adequate fibre and fluid, to prevent any avoidable discomfort. This is easily managed with a planned menu, or a menu audit to identify any problems.

On average we need 25-30 grams of fibre per day and 6-8 cups of water. Though it may seem small, across age groups most people don’t meet this, and suffer as a result. Simply accounting for these nutrition requirements can prevent a wide range of bowel-related issues and the emotional consequences they may have.

Get in touch today to find out how our menu auditing and creation services can help your residents!
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4 months ago  ·  

Welcome back to our families!

We’re glad to see residents being able to see their loved ones again, as restrictions ease across the country.

Family plays just as a big a role in a resident’s health as the facility they’re in. Family can play a pivotal role in ensuring residents stay on track with their health goals. After all, there’s nothing more powerful than having support from the people we love.
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4 months ago  ·  

Why pick Nutrition Solutions Tasmania for your facility?

Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians have their fingers on the pulse of our local community and it's needs. We understand the way Tasmania differs from other states, and we're dedicated to facilitating the best outcome for our community's health.

Results delivered quickly and efficiently, with a local focus. Get in touch today to find out more about what Nutrition Solutions Tasmania can do for you.
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4 months ago  ·  

What is a menu assessment and why is it important?

A menu assessment allows us to better understand and cater to residents and their nutritional needs. This doesn't only include the food itself, but the flexibility of time, portion size and diet as well as using food to create a positive experience each day for residents to look forward to.

What actually ends up on the plate is only a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to a menu, which is why it's important to have an APD to help with the process, to get the best outcome for you and your residents.
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4 months ago  ·  

Why is it important to have an Accredited Practising Dietitian on hand?

Expert dietary advice is a simple yet effective way to get the best
health outcomes for your residents. It also enables you to efficiently
manage your budget.

Something as simple as ongoing consultations will allow you to:

- Develop systems to identify potential at-risk residents.
- Manage on-going and chronic conditions while maintaining the overall health
of all residents.

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4 months ago  ·  

We support older Tasmanians to maintain their independence.

Residents in aged care are often at a point in their life where their bodies and abilities are changing in a way which is very unfamiliar to them. Which is why it's key that they're provided with the support they need to stay healthy and confident.

Regular, consistent consultations allow us to support residents to the best of our abilities. It also means we can help them to navigate changes as they occur, so they can maintain their quality of life and independence.

Get in touch today to find out more!
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4 months ago  ·  

Options are important. Why?

Because for many people in aged care facilities, a lack of options in food can make mealtimes a chore as opposed to a time for them to enjoy.

Providing options allows residents to pick what visually appeals to them. This makes mealtimes something to look forward to. It creates a sense of independence which many residents fear they may lose in aged care. We know that isn’t the case, and we want everyone to know it too.

Mealtimes provide an incredible opportunity to improve social, emotional and physical wellbeing, so let's make the most of it.
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5 months ago  ·  

How well are you managing residents’ hydration?

Dehydration can be the root cause of a lot of easily preventable issues, from urinary tract infections to low blood pressure. If you're looking to increase your residents’ fluid intake, our suggestions would be:

• Identify each resident’s preferences for type and temperature of beverages.
• Observe, record, and monitor their consumption of fluids to assess if each resident is drinking enough
• Provide small amounts of fluid more frequently, rather than infrequent offerings of large amounts of fluids
• Offer a wide variety of beverage flavours, especially for those on thickened fluids.
• Try introducing a special drink on days of the week to promote fluid intake

Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians also offer hydration audit services to make sure your residents are getting the best care possible.
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5 months ago  ·  

The importance of being flexible.

As we age our appetites change, but as with all things, this differs greatly from person to person. Which is why it's key to ensure you're offering flexibility. From portion sizes to mealtime and frequency, flexibility plays a major role in ensuring the health of every one of your residents.
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5 months ago  ·  

What are the benefits of having a dietitian?

Consulting with an Accredited Practising Dietitian can have a wide variety of benefits, not only for your residents but the facility at large. As well as ensuring the health of your residents, an Accredited Practising Dietitian can also lead to decreased costs through food waste and/or labour savings, reduced risk of malnutrition, injury and further health complications for residents.

Get in touch today to find out what Nutrition Solutions Tasmania’s range of services can do for you and your facility.
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5 months ago  ·  

The importance of making meals manageable

Sitting down for meals can be challenging for many people with impaired mobility and cognitive decline which can impact on a person’s dignity.

Which is why it is key that we're able to work with providers to ensure meals are produced in a manageable form or make allowances in meal times to ensure those residents not only stay healthy but comfortable in their space.

Get in touch today to find out more about our range of nutrition and menu services, to ensure your residents maintain their best quality of life.
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5 months ago  ·  

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