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Living Your Best Life at Aveo

Posted by Anne Schneyder on 24 March 2018
Living Your Best Life at Aveo
It was great to be on the panel at Newstead with Aveo and Paul Mecurio talking about 'Living Your Best Life'. What a view from the top of the new complex at Gasworks in Brisbane. Check out the video of the night. 
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Nutrition and Hydration Week

Posted by Anne Schneyder on 16 March 2018
Nutrition and Hydration Week
This has been Nutrition and Hydration Week. Check out the website for some great ideas on how aged care homes across the world are providing meals and drinks to their residents. Sometimes the sim[plest of ideas can make the biggest difference.
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New Standards for Texture Modified Foods and Fluids

Posted by Anne Schneyder on 18 December 2017
New Standards for Texture Modified Foods and Fluids

Have you seen the new international standards for texture modified diets?

The Dietitians Association of Australia and Speech Pathology Australia have endorsed the new IDDSI standards for Australia and in 2018 you will start to see some publicity about this initiative.

The companies that produce thickeners and pre- thickened drinks are in the planning stages of updating their products and they will also keep you informed.

The main changes are the link between the food texture and the fluid thickness and the addition of a new (slightly thick) fluid thickness.

There is also an easy test using a syringe to check if your fluid is the right thickness. So, don't make the change just yet- you will be sure to be provided more and updated information in the next few months.

Have a look at the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative website:  http://iddsi.org/

 

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Improving Nutrition in 2017

Posted by Anne Schneyder on 18 December 2017
Improving Nutrition in 2017

Well done to everyone who attended NPA's Improving Nutrition Seminars across the country in 2017

This year the seminars have focussed on the importance of ensuring adequate protein in the menu to meet the increased needs of older people. We have also explored strategies to assist in enhancing intake of those with dementia. The feedback for the seminars has been excellent, with the majority of participants stating that it entirely met their own learning objectives. Those who attend go on to become the ambassadors for good nutrition in their sites.

Remember that the seminar is suited to all of those who are involved in provision of food or fluid to residents - from the cook to the carer, the RN or the lifestyle coordinator, the food service manager or the CEO!

 

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New Look Website for NPA

Posted by Nutrition Professionals Australia on 15 December 2017
New Look Website for NPA

NPA's website has been updated!

There is a new look and a new emphasis - the aged care focus of the business now features strongly.

The website is now far more useable on mobile devices and you can now automatically sign up for or renew access to our online training and resources. Let us know what you think of the new look!

View our NPA GROUP website

 

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