“EVERLASTING ice-cream, bacon dust and liquid scones might have sprung from the fertile imaginations of molecular gastronomy wizards Heston Blumenthal or Ferran Adria. But for Sydney chef Peter Morgan-Jones, they are the first salvos in his war on the overcooked diced vegies and murky grey purees that have for too long constituted dinner in many of Australia’s aged-care homes.” Michelle Rowe, The Australian “Peter Morgan-Jones takes chef food into nursing homes”; July 4, 2014 Read the full […]
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“Don’t give me eggs that bounce: 118 cracking recipes for people with Alzheimer’s” is a breakthrough cookbook that was launched by Maggie Beer in Sydney on June 26. Here, HammondCare Director of Public Affairs Leigh Hatcher talks to Maggie Beer about the history of the book, and her support of great food in aged care.” Published by HammondCare Media (formerly HammondPress), this beautiful new cookbook celebrates the dignity of older people, people with dementia and […]
“With research revealing one in two aged care residents are undernourished, Bond University on the Gold Coast has announced its involvement in a study, known as The Lantern Project, which aims to improve the nutrition and health of older Australians. The Lantern Project is a three year research program that will be undertaken by dietician and columnist Cherie Hugo, who has just begun her PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics at Bond University’s Faculty of Health […]
“Imagine you had $7 a day to feed yourself. That $7 included all food and drink. Main meals, snacks…what would you eat and how healthy would it be?” Halina Baczkowski, 612 ABC Brisbane “Aged care food under review”; May 5, 2014 Read the full article online at the 612 ABC Brisbane website here [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147985656″ params=”color=00cc11&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
“A groundbreaking collaboration drawing together cooking heavyweights, leading nutrition experts and aged care providers is set to become a game changer in the world of food and nutrition in aged care.” Linda Belardi, Australian Ageing Agenda “A game changer in food and aged care”; May 7, 2014 Read the full article online at the Australian Ageing Agenda’s website here Download a print friendly version
“Food is more than a means of sustenance. It has to be a pleasure and bring joy to those who need joy.” A good food life for all, and all that encompasses, is what drives Maggie Beer. Maggie’s hope for every Australian to have a good food life leads her to work on many levels, with the hope of encouraging everyone to enjoy quality, seasonal cooking every day. Earlier this year Maggie announced that she has partnered with Country Health SA to improve the quality of food in the state’s regional aged-care homes as part of the South Australian State Government’s Ageing Action Plan. Maggie will be unveiling her involvement in further initiatives during a major forum at this year’s Tasting Australia festival (April 27 – May 4) in Adelaide.