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Kayla Itsines Bikini Bodies
NPA are proud to have been associated with the development of the healthy eating guides for Kayla Itsines and Bikini Bodies.
Nutrition Professional Australia dietitian Julie Dundon said parents who were unsure what to pack for their children should consult the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and start with the core food groups.
"All meals can be made into different cuisines we just need a little imagination," she said.
"If you take each core food group, it would be great to include at least one food from each of these groups in the lunch box".
As we age our appetites drop, digestion is less effective and nutrient needs change.
Aveo, with the assistance of Nutrition Professionals Australia (NPA), has taken a more scientific approach to nutrition to create a nutritional framework that embraces this. As a sign of their commitment to providing food choices that are both a pleasure to eat and nutritious, Aveo has introduced national nutritional food standards, which cover all food services within their villages a first for Australian retirement living.
This national nutritional food standard caters for the different dietary requirements residents have as they age. This may be as simple as providing more protein-based meal options or offering different portion sizes for easier digestion.
Spice Up Your Life
Are your eating habits stuck in a rut? Julie Dundon talks about the importance of eating a variety of foods every day.
It is no small achievement for a mother of three children under the age of 10 to earn a master's degree.
For 43-year-old Tanya Stiller, the achievement is made even more remarkable in that she has done it as a single mum while battling a rare and degenerative disease which causes her debilitating pain and sometimes paralysis.
Welcome to NPA Tanya- our newest Dietitian in Canberra. Read more here...
Food Glorious Food
Aveo have partnered with NPA to provide a nutritional framework accross Aveo's restaurant and catering services. Aveo's Nutrition Select Menus provide delicious food that has been developed with the nutritional needs of the older population in mind.
Nutritious Meals for Older People
'FIFTY to 80 per cent of elderly people in aged care are malnourished, sparking alarm among local dietitians and a decision by a leading provider of retirement villages to overhaul all its meals, starting with the Gold Coast.' NPA are working with Aveo nationally to improve the nutrition in their meals.
About a third of older people living in the community are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. This is not well recognised and individuals may initially believe that weight loss is beneficial- when younger they may have been told to lose weight, but weight loss without trying is never a good thing. It can lead to increasing frailty and decreasing quality of life.
Ines talks about her Chilean culture and what she likes to eat.
Chem Plus Media Release
|Better weight management can assist in preventing falls in older people|
More than 50 percent of frail and elderly people in the community are at risk of malnutrition and excess weight loss, and do not get the right nutrition advice and supplements to support their nutrition needs, according to Nutrition Professionals Australia.Advanced Accredited Practising Dietician, Anne Schneyder says weight loss and malnutrition are not normal parts of the aging process.
Julie Dundon discusses where Vitamin D is found in food and how to obtain Vitamin D from sunshine. Did you know that some mushrooms are high in Vitamin D?
Non Dairy Milks
Julie Dundone discusses the potential health risks of the increasing popularity of alternative milks that are not supplemented with protein and or calcium.
Julie Dundon comments on chocolate- it contains flavonoids which have some health properties. It's also a mix of ingredients like saturated fats and sugar so you're not just eating pure flavonoids in chocolate. Have a little good quality dark chocolate and enjoy every single mouthful!
Julie Dundon explains that there is an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way. NPA's Nutrigenomix Genetic Testing can show whether you should modify your diet according to your genes. Read more...
Anne Schneyder comments about malnutrition in the elderly and the role of supplements. A Food First approach is always best, but commercial supplements also play a role.
Menu Planning Guidelines
Aged Care Accreditation Standards are demanding increasing levels of excellence and facilities are coming under ever increasing scrutiny around the provision of nutrition and hydration. Food Service Managers are struggling with tighter budgets and needing to do more with less. Anne Schneyder asks where are the Nutrition and Menu Planning Standards for aged care facilities?
Real Food or Supplements in Aged Care?
Studies have shown that malnutrition in the elderly can result in significant illness, hospitalisation, the development of pressure ulcers, infection, an increase in falls and fractures, and even death. Unintentional weight loss can also result in a reduction in the ability to care for oneself, loss of mobility and independence, and a poorer quality of life.
Ms Schneyder said that for people at risk of malnutrition, using real foods was the first step to improving nutrition. Nutritional supplements could be a valuable addition to the diet for an older person who was malnourished or at risk, but supplements should not be used on their own without a comprehensive assessment from a dietitian.
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Allergies and Intolerances
Fruit and Vegetables
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements