Author Archives: Marsha Graham

March 2015 Minutes

Introduction / Round Table sharing of ideas and potential contributions Julie Norris – Improve dining area, bain marie service plate food directly at the time. Offering residents more choice at meal times, rather than pre-ordered meals. Addressing edible gardens – what can facilities do and how to overcome the regulations.  Contributions – shared experiences, trial, regulations for change, what can be done? Denise McGrath – meal time auditing, trying to improve dining service. Commenced lantern project […]

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Don’t give me eggs that bounce – fine dining for people with Alzheimer’s

“Do you fancy pan fried ocean trout with potato cake and pea puree? Or maybe Boston beans, scrambled eggs and bacon dust whets your appetite, followed by a dessert of everlasting ice-cream.” Presented by Natasha Mitchell, Life Matters ABC Radio National “Don’t give me eggs that bounce – fine dining for people with Alzheimer’s”; July 14, 2014 Read the article and listen back to the Podcast on the ABC website

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Ask Ita: Studio Ten

“Ita Buttrose answers a question from Tom regarding the quality of food in aged-care on Studio Ten;  My mum has just moved into a retirement home and everything is fantastic, except for one thing … the good.  Ita, why do you think this happens?” Ita Buttrose, Studio Ten “Ask Ita”; July 10, 2014 View the segment on the Studio Ten website

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Life Should Be Sweeter: The Gold Coast Bulletin

“Meals are a highlight of the day for many older pepole, so why are they being served food that’s bland and lacking nutrition? Enlisting the likes of Ita Buttrose and Maggie Beer, a Gold Coast Dietitian intends to do something about it.” Alice Gorman, The Gold Coast Bulletin “Life Should Be Sweeter”; July 12, 2014 Read the full article on the goldcoast.com.au website

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Senior Momentum: Weekend A Plus

“THE letters began to arrive as soon as Maggie Beer announced her intention to do something about the standard of food in Australia’s aged-care homes.  What began as a trickle became a steady flow of thanks, much of it from the families of elderly Australians desperately unhappy at seeing their loved ones exist on meals of tinned soup, tasteless pre-frozen vegetables and supermarket sausage rolls. In one letter, a woman tells Beer of her horror […]

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