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Malnutrition and weight loss is something hospitals, aged care facilities, and home carers have to pay special attention to 👀 Through interventions including food fortification, menu reviews, and more, you can learn how to manage these concerns.

Contact our team today for expert advice and strategies on how to manage malnutrition in your facility: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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Malnutrition and weight loss is something hospitals, aged care facilities, and home carers have to pay special attention to 👀 Through interventions including food fortification, menu reviews, and more, you can learn how to manage these concerns. 
Contact our team today for expert advice and strategies on how to manage malnutrition in your facility: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
It’s officially winter, meaning it’s time to switch up those menus! Winter offers an array of seasonal produce that make for delicious and nutritious meals.

🥦 Veggies: Beetroot, broccoli, mushroom, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, carrots.
🍌 Fruits: Bananas, grapefruits, oranges, kiwifruit, lemons, rhubarb.

Changing up your menus every season helps keep your residents interested in their meals. For help with menu planning for this season, contact our team: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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It’s officially winter, meaning it’s time to switch up those menus! Winter offers an array of seasonal produce that make for delicious and nutritious meals.
🥦 Veggies: Beetroot, broccoli, mushroom, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, carrots.
🍌 Fruits: Bananas, grapefruits, oranges, kiwifruit, lemons, rhubarb.
Changing up your menus every season helps keep your residents interested in their meals. For help with menu planning for this season, contact our team: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
Snacks are more important than you may think – they can be a good source of added nutrients throughout the day 🙌 Snacking is especially important for residents who prefer smaller meals throughout the day.

Greek yoghurt parfaits, banana bread, hard-boiled eggs, smoothies… the options are endless for snacking.

If you need an expert set of eyes to review your facility’s nutrition program, contact our team: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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Snacks are more important than you may think – they can be a good source of added nutrients throughout the day 🙌 Snacking is especially important for residents who prefer smaller meals throughout the day.
Greek yoghurt parfaits, banana bread, hard-boiled eggs, smoothies… the options are endless for snacking.
If you need an expert set of eyes to review your facility’s nutrition program, contact our team: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
How you assist your residents during meals can make a huge difference in their experience and how much or little they eat. Here are some mealtime assistance tips:

✅ Explain in detail what the meal includes to get them excited
✅ Make sure appropriate utensils are available
✅ Sit at eye level with them, rather than standing over them
✅ If they don’t finish their meal, ask how to improve

Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians offer aged care consulting services to streamline facilities’ nutrition and food service processes.

Contact us to learn more: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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How you assist your residents during meals can make a huge difference in their experience and how much or little they eat. Here are some mealtime assistance tips:
✅ Explain in detail what the meal includes to get them excited
✅ Make sure appropriate utensils are available
✅ Sit at eye level with them, rather than standing over them
✅ If they don’t finish their meal, ask how to improve
Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians offer aged care consulting services to streamline facilities’ nutrition and food service processes. 
Contact us to learn more: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
Stir fry meals make for nutritious lunches or dinners that you can throw together in just minutes 👨‍🍳 Add this Chicken, Capsicum & Green Bean Stir-Fry to your menu for a meal that packs plenty of protein and veggies!

100 grams green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 large skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 capsicum, cut into strips
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar

Cook beans in a pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain. Refresh under cold running water.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; stir-fry until just cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.
Transfer chicken to plate.

Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Add capsicum, ginger and garlic; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add chicken and beans to the skillet. Stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

Our team provides menu development services that include recipe creation and planning. Contact us today to revamp your menus for winter: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/

Recipe: Epicurious
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Stir fry meals make for nutritious lunches or dinners that you can throw together in just minutes 👨‍🍳 Add this Chicken, Capsicum & Green Bean Stir-Fry to your menu for a meal that packs plenty of protein and veggies!
100 grams green beans, trimmed 
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 large skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 capsicum, cut into strips
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
Cook beans in a pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Drain. Refresh under cold running water.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; stir-fry until just cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. 
Transfer chicken to plate. 
Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Add capsicum, ginger and garlic; stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add chicken and beans to the skillet. Stir in soy sauce and vinegar. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Serve hot with rice.
Our team provides menu development services that include recipe creation and planning. Contact us today to revamp your menus for winter: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
Recipe: Epicurious

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Did you know that what you eat can play a role in how quickly wounds heal? For a speedy recovery, make sure those you care for are getting adequate amounts of the following in their diets:

More protein – Protein helps support new tissue growth
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, & Zinc
Enough fluids – Fluids make skin less fragile

Our Accredited Practising Dietitians offer a suite of nutrition services for aged care facilities, private hospitals, and more. Contact us today: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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Did you know that what you eat can play a role in how quickly wounds heal? For a speedy recovery, make sure those you care for are getting adequate amounts of the following in their diets:
More protein – Protein helps support new tissue growth
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, & Zinc 
Enough fluids – Fluids make skin less fragile
Our Accredited Practising Dietitians offer a suite of nutrition services for aged care facilities, private hospitals, and more. Contact us today: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
Our team are experts in writing accurate, compliant, and easy-to-read nutrition labels. Whether your products are sold in grocery stores or you sell packaged products at local farmers markets, we can provide you with the following food label services:

• Nutrition information panels
• Ingredient declarations
• Label compliance review
• Heaps more!

Contact our team today to learn more about how we create accurate nutrition labels for our clients at nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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3 weeks ago
Our team are experts in writing accurate, compliant, and easy-to-read nutrition labels. Whether your products are sold in grocery stores or you sell packaged products at local farmers markets, we can provide you with the following food label services:
• Nutrition information panels 
• Ingredient declarations
• Label compliance review
• Heaps more!
Contact our team today to learn more about how we create accurate nutrition labels for our clients at https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
There’s nothing easier than bringing out the slow cooker to prepare wholesome winter warmer dishes that everyone will enjoy. Try this Beef & Vegetable Curry recipe for an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons rice bran oil
1.25kg gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes
2 medium brown onions, halved, sliced
1/2 cup korma curry paste
750g Lady Christl potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 2cm cubes
1/2 (550g) cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
1 cup Massel beef stock
1 cup frozen baby peas
Steamed basmati rice, to serve
Plain yoghurt, to serve
Chopped coriander, to serve

Method:
1. Heat half the oil in the bowl of a 7-litre slow-cooker (see note) over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to a plate.
2. Heat remaining oil in slow-cooker bowl over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add potato, cauliflower, tomato and stock. Return beef and juices to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Return bowl to slow-cooker. Cover with lid. Turn cooker on low.
3. Cook for 8 hours or until beef is tender, stirring halfway during cooking. Stir in peas. Serve with rice, yoghurt and coriander.

Recipe: Taste.com.au
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There’s nothing easier than bringing out the slow cooker to prepare wholesome winter warmer dishes that everyone will enjoy. Try this Beef & Vegetable Curry recipe for an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal.
Ingredients:
2 tablespoons rice bran oil
1.25kg gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes
2 medium brown onions, halved, sliced
1/2 cup korma curry paste
750g Lady Christl potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 2cm cubes
1/2 (550g) cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
1 cup Massel beef stock
1 cup frozen baby peas
Steamed basmati rice, to serve
Plain yoghurt, to serve
Chopped coriander, to serve
Method:
1. Heat half the oil in the bowl of a 7-litre slow-cooker (see note) over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned all over. Transfer to a plate.
2. Heat remaining oil in slow-cooker bowl over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 3 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add potato, cauliflower, tomato and stock. Return beef and juices to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Return bowl to slow-cooker. Cover with lid. Turn cooker on low.
3. Cook for 8 hours or until beef is tender, stirring halfway during cooking. Stir in peas. Serve with rice, yoghurt and coriander.
Recipe: Taste.com.au
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be repetitive. Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians works with businesses across Tasmania to develop or review their menus. We can help you add more nutritious meals to your rotation to get your residents excited about food again.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your kitchen perform at its best: nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
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4 weeks ago
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be repetitive. Our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians works with businesses across Tasmania to develop or review their menus. We can help you add more nutritious meals to your rotation to get your residents excited about food again.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your kitchen perform at its best: https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/contact-us/
As we age, we need to focus more on protein-rich foods to preserve muscle mass. But remember, the quality of your protein sources also matters! Here’s a quick guide on just a few high and low-quality proteins to guide your grocery selections:

✅ Poultry, fish, red meat, beans, nuts and seeds, tofu
❌ Deli meats, processed meats like bacon, frozen convenience meals

For more information on the types of nutrition services we provide to carers, caterers, schools, aged care facilities, and more, visit our website at nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/services/
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4 weeks ago
As we age, we need to focus more on protein-rich foods to preserve muscle mass. But remember, the quality of your protein sources also matters! Here’s a quick guide on just a few high and low-quality proteins to guide your grocery selections:
✅ Poultry, fish, red meat, beans, nuts and seeds, tofu
❌ Deli meats, processed meats like bacon, frozen convenience meals
For more information on the types of nutrition services we provide to carers, caterers, schools, aged care facilities, and more, visit our website at https://nutritionsolutionstas.com.au/services/

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