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Module 1: Nutrition for the Older Person

Module Details

Our first module provides an understanding of the nutrition needs of older people and is the foundation for all other modules about nutrition care in aged care. It introduces the differences between the nutrition needs of older people in good health living their best life, and those who are frailer and require greater levels of support and care.

This module is presented as follows:
  • Twelve videos (approx. 80 minutes in total)Ā 
  • Downloadable resourcesĀ 
  • Nutrition for the Older Person quiz
Cost: $35Ā 
One-time payment for 12 months access
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What you will learn

Topics covered in Module 1 include:
  • Introduction to Nutrition for the Older Person Course
  • Menu Planning Standards and Guidelines for Aged CareĀ 
  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Nutrition for the robust older personĀ 
  • Nutrition for the frail older person
  • HydrationĀ 
  • Important nutrientsĀ 
  • Protein and reading labels for protein
  • Vegetarian dietsĀ 
  • Dairy issues
  • FibreĀ 
  • Putting the learning into practice


Within this module, youā€™ll be able to access the following fact sheets, templates, examples and other resources:

  • My Quality Improvement Plan
  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating material
    • PosterĀ 
    • Serves fact sheet
    • Menus
  • Fact sheets:
    • Hydration
    • Calcium
    • Vitamin D
    • Iron
    • Protein for Older People
    • The Vegetarian Diet
    • Constipation
    • Dietary Fibre
  • Australian Guide to Healthy Eating menus
  • Nutrition for the Older Person (recommended)


At the completion of this module, you should know:
The basics of nutrition for the older person.
Changes in nutrition needs across different ages.
Differences in needs depending on frailty of an older person.
Dietary and nutrition issues to watch out for.

Earn NPA Accreditation Certificates

When you have successfully completed the course you will be awarded with an accreditation certificate.

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