Category Archives: In the Media

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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Fresh advice for aged care kitchens: The Weekend Australian

“Just a few dollars a day are being spent on feeding some of Australia’s most vulnerable citizens. New research by accountants Stewart-Brown reveals that residential aged-care homes with their own kitchens spend an average of $9.07 a resident a day on food — a figure that covers meals as well as the cost of cutlery, crockery, serviettes and nutritional supplements.” Michelle Rowe, The Weekend Australian “Fresh advice for aged care kitchens”; July 5-6, 2014 Read the […]

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