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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 many factors but some contributing factors include a 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 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 cater to the needs of every resident. From providing more meals with smaller portion sizes, texture modified foods and food that is meant 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 nutrition needs.

Head over to our website or get in touch to find out more.

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2 days ago  ·  

We care about so much more than just food. Our team are passionate about creating connections and empowering people, to help them lead their best lives possible.

Want to find out what makes us different from other providers? Get in touch today or head over to our website.

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5 days ago  ·  

Did you know that two out of three aged care residents struggle with bowel movements?

It might sound harmless, but it can have a major impact on their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

That’s why it’s key to ensure residents are getting adequate fibre and fluid, to prevent any avoidable discomfort.

On average we need 25-30 grams of fibre per day and 6-8 cups of water. Though it may not sound like a lot, many Australians do not meet their fibre needs and have difficulty as a result.

By taking this into account, staff can help to prevent a wide range of bowel-related issues.

Get in touch today to find out how our menu auditing and consulting services can help your residents!

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1 week ago  ·  

Investing in your staff means so much more than just signing them up to training and networking events, it also means investing in their wellbeing.

Our workplace presentations are designed to help you improve the knowledge and skills of your workforce to take control of their nutrition, food and eating. Providing them with the tools they need to boost their health, wellbeing and productivity at work.

Sessions can be interactive, run remotely and tailored to your staff’s needs. Get in touch today to find out more!

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2 weeks ago  ·  

When it comes to providing meals residents can enjoy and look forward to, the food itself isn't the only factor. Allowing meal times which are flexible and relaxed means residents are allowed the time they need to eat their meal, in their own time, at their own pace. And where possible, still enjoying the company of others.
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2 weeks ago  ·  

After a relaxing holiday, our Nutrition Solutions Tasmania team are back and ready for the year ahead!

From staff training to foodservice consulting, our team is here to help you however you need!

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3 weeks ago  ·  

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3 weeks ago  ·  

There's no one-stop-shop approach for bettering your health, but that doesn't mean it’s impossible.

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 weeks ago  ·  

When was the last time you updated your nutrition policy?

A good nutrition policy and strategy provides the direction and scope you need to arm your team with the knowledge and skills they need to not only best serve residents, but your organisation as a whole.

Our team can help you with every step of the process to make sure your policy strategy is up to scratch, covering everything from seasonal variation, malnutrition screening to allergies and hydration.

Think it might be time to update some of your policies? Get in touch today
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4 weeks ago  ·  

As we get older, our appetites change, but our need to eat stays the same.

So how do we find a happy medium to ensure residents stay happy and healthy, without feeling forced to eat?

Serving smaller portions of high nutrient foods, having a regular meal and snack schedule and plenty of easy-to-eat snacks on hand are three super-simple steps to easily ensure that residents are getting the nutrients they need when they need them.
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4 weeks ago  ·  

After what has been a long and challenging year for everyone the Nutrition Solutions Tasmania team are officially on holidays! We couldn't be more thankful for all the incredible support we've received from not only our friends and family, but our amazing clients and our local Tasmanian community.

We'll be back in the office on the 4th of January, but if you need to contact us at any point over the break for any urgent issues or enquiries, we’ll only be a phone call away.

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4 weeks ago  ·  

Looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional ice cream pudding? You can’t go wrong with a Yogurt Parfait!

It’s deliciously simple, all you need to do is;
Mix equal parts low fat cream cheese with Greek yoghurt.
Add some lemon zest, vanilla essence and 1 tbsp of caster sugar to taste.
Layer with muesli on the base and top with fresh or frozen berries.

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1 month ago  ·  

At Nutrition Solutions Tasmania, we pride ourselves on being a part of the Tasmanian community, and we like to think it shows.

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to work with a range of businesses of all sizes throughout Tasmania. Utilising our experience, local knowledge and insight to make sure we're making a difference and provide positive outcomes not only to our clients but more importantly the Tasmanian community.

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1 month ago  ·  

Crafting a menu for your residents doesn't have to mean scrapping the whole thing and starting again. Making smart, informed swaps can work wonders, not just for your budget, but your resident's quality of life. Don’t know where to start? Get in touch with our team today.

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1 month ago  ·  

As well as teaching some incredible life skills, cooking demonstrations are a great way to really instill teamwork.

Bonds that can carry over from the kitchen to the conference room, enable problem-solving, improved collaboration, and increased productivity.

A corporate cooking demonstration can also help to build productive teams and a stronger organisation overall.

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1 month ago  ·  

Make every mouthful count!

Fortifying food is a simple step we can take to ensure residents are meeting their nutrition requirements each day. Increasing the energy density of different meals, modifying cooking techniques and with small additions to meals, there are a number of ways to ensure the food being served to residents includes additional nutrients and calories without increasing portion sizes.

Our menu audit and nutrition system services can provide you and your team with the tools you need to ensure you can provide the best care for your residents.

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2 months ago  ·  

A friendly reminder that our office will be closed from the 24th Dec - 4th Jan for a well-earned Christmas break.

However, if you do have any urgent issues or enquiries, we will still be contactable throughout our break.
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2 months ago  ·  

Are you one of the many Australian's who doesn't recognise when they're dehydrated?

The answer is probably yes. So, what signs should we be looking out for?

Fatigue, increase in headaches, thirst, sleepiness and finding it difficult to concentrate are all symptoms of mild dehydration which can be easy to miss. The best way to prevent them? Keeping up our fluid intake, especially as the weather warms up.
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2 months ago  ·  

Looking for a healthy option for lunch or dinner that doesn’t cost you too much time or money? Pad Thai is always a great option for people strapped for time and has been a hit at some of our latest demonstrations!

Follow the link below for the recipe.

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2 months ago  ·  

Looking for refreshing breakfast on the go as the weather warms up? Smoothies are an incredible way to get in fibre and protein as well as meeting our energy needs in the morning without the hassle!

As summer rolls around its important to make sure we’re keeping up with what our bodies need. This means good produce, lighter meals and plenty of hydration, and a smoothie is a great way to tick all the boxes!

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2 months ago  ·  

Are you looking to give your facility menu bit of an update, or maybe even a complete overhaul?

Our Nutrition Solutions team provide short one-off projects or long-term partnerships, working with your team to develop quality processes and systems that produce consistent and quality food service for your organisation.

Whether you need a new menu developed from scratch or for us to work with you to ensure balance and adequacy of your existing menu, we can do it. We can even look at your food service department as a whole to identify shortcomings and provide practical, cost-effective and easy to implement solutions for optimal efficiency.

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2 months ago  ·  

Look for a light and easy breakfast option as the weather warms up? Look no further than bircher muesli!

Simple, easy, budget-friendly, there's no way you can go wrong. www.taste.com.au/recipes/bircher-muesli-2/6aa68233-5aac-42d5-8f2b-fcb6c30a0946
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2 months ago  ·  

At Nutrition Solutions, we're extremely passionate about making sure nutrition is accessible to everyone, no matter who they are.

We've run workshops, demonstration and training for organisations from aged care homes to charities to help do our part to make sure everyone is armed with the tools they need for a balanced diet.

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2 months ago  ·  

Improving the overall health of your residents doesn’t have to mean a full overhaul of your current menu and systems.

Sometimes a simple consultation or menu change can make a world of difference to residents and their wellbeing, simply by ensuring they’re getting meals that not only meet all their nutritional needs, but they are going to complete and enjoy.

Want to learn more about what our food service consulting could do for your facility? Get in touch today. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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2 months ago  ·  

At Nutrition Solutions, we're big believers in catering to the seasons. The warm weather has been proven to have an impact on our appetites and food intake, so how do we ensure we're still getting what we need throughout the day?

Altering facility menus to a focus on fresher, lighter meals can make all the difference in ensuring people are getting the food intake they need, while still eating food they enjoy.

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2 months ago  ·  

You've probably heard the term 'eat the rainbow' but what does it really mean?

When a lot of people probably hear that term, their mind instantly goes to the extravagant meals of food influencers and celebrity chefs we see in our social media feeds and on tv. Which can be off-putting for a lot of people, because let's be honest, for most people those meals aren't realistic.

So how can we translate ‘eating the rainbow’ into something everyone can achieve in their day, without breaking the bank?

Making sure our meals feature 4-5 different colours is a really easy way to make sure we’re getting the nutritional variety we need every day. It could mean something as simple as a small salad with our Sunday roast or throwing some extra veggies into a stir-fry. Because as small as these changes might sound, they can make a pretty big difference. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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3 months ago  ·  

Our team are passionate about being able to provide people with the tools they need to change their diets for the better. Being healthy doesn't need to be complicated; sometimes, it just means a helping hand to put you on the right path.

From staff training, demonstrations, consulting, and so much more, we offer a wide range of services across to help empower you and those under your care to lead a better life. Get in touch today to find out more. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/services/
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3 months ago  ·  

A healthy twist on a tasty classic, our deconstructed cheesecake has been a hit at all the demonstrations we’ve incorporated it into!

It’s deliciously simple, all you need to do is;
Mix equal parts low fat cream cheese with Greek yoghurt.
Add some lemon zest, vanilla essence and 1 tbsp of caster sugar to taste.
Layer with muesli on the base and top with fresh or frozen berries.
And there you have it! The perfect sweet treat. nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/services/
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3 months ago  ·  

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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3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

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3 months 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.

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3 months 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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3 months ago  ·  

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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months ago  ·  

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4 months 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 months 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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4 months ago  ·  

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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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5 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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5 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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5 months ago  ·  

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