We really need YOUR help today ... share your story with us

We really need YOUR help today ... share your story with us

It takes just a few moments of your time to make a huge contribution to our work.

The Lantern Project is asking you to share just one food memory you have from visiting an aged care home in the past.

Your one food memory will go a long way in helping the collaboration via university research to present much needed evidence to further improve the dining experience for nursing home residents.

Thanks in advance for caring and being involved!

SHARE YOUR STORY

Learn more about Lantern research

Learn more about Lantern research

Lantern Research Update - 2 studies completed and 1 currently underway!

Dental Study - Research in conjunction with Bond University and The University of Queensland's School of Dentistry. Demonstrating the significant relationship between oral health, nutritional status and quality of life.

Nourish Study - Our research showed that food-first strategies involving fortification and staff education can significantly benefit residents in terms of nutritional status and quality of life, whilst offering cost savings for aged care facilities.

Research currently underway - EXPLORE Study - Hear a little more about The Lantern Project's EXPLORE app by clicking below (or join directly in with the study by clicking the "Share your Story" to the left)

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March 2017  Lantern Collaboration meeting

March 2017 Lantern Collaboration meeting

Join us for our next meeting - the focus is around the integral role of Catering Staff. Your input on our 2017 plan is welcomed at this meeting!

When? Friday, March 3 at 7.30-9am (QLD time)

Where? Our Robina Headquarters (2 Promethean Way, Robina) for those attending in person - and available via webinar linkup for those remotely joining the meeting.

RSVP essential - click below to book your spot.

Register Here for March Meeting

SHINING THE LIGHT FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

SHINING THE LIGHT FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

The Lantern Project came about from an urgent need for change. I am a dietitian and I work in aged care every day. Current statistics show 50-80% of aged care residents in Australia are malnourished and I know there's ample room to improve on this. In order to look for ways to make positive change we began The Lantern Project - a national collaboration with the central goal to improve quality of life through great food and nutrition. This project is not about finger-pointing or laying blame, it is about getting in and working out tangible solutions that will work for everyone. Above all, it is about giving aged care residents the quality of life they deserve through improving the food and dining experience. And that is something every Australian deserves.
Cherie Hugo, Founder

ABOUT THE PROJECT

EXPLORE App on the news!

EXPLORE App on the news!

STOP PRESS!!

The Lantern Project's EXPLORE App - a powerful tool to capture food stories - featured on Channel 9 News in October. Click below to watch the short segment and check out the "Get Involved" tab on this webpage to then share your food story and help us further improve aged care dining for our residents.

Thankyou Terraces Assisted Living Centre's staff and residents and Bond University for helping on the day!

CLICK HERE to watch

LANTERN COLLABORATIVE MEETS MONTHLY ON THE GOLD COAST

LANTERN COLLABORATIVE MEETS MONTHLY ON THE GOLD COAST

The Lantern Project Collaborative meets on the Gold Coast on a monthly basis to progress the work of the project, to strengthen our networks and work towards our individual and shared goals.

The meetings are held over a light breakfast on the first Friday of each month from 7.30am-9am. Participants can join in person or via teleconference.

JOIN THE COLLABORATIVE

You too can make a difference

Join the movement to improve the quality of life of ageing Australian's through good food and nutrition.