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As school tuckshop/ canteen convenors, many of you will have just gone through the process of preparing your menus for term 1 2013!  No doubt you are all now fully in the swing of preparing these menus in your tuckshop.  …

The end of term 4 is a time to reflect on the year that was and prepare for the year ahead. The Food Smart Schools Team asked Jocelyn Ashcroft from Tuckshop and Canteen Management Consultants for her thoughts on what …

The humble lunchbox and its contents have certainly had plenty of media attention this year.  If you are feeling overwhelmed with all this info, we’ve simplified it for you. Regular and healthy meals and snacks including both carbohydrate and protein …

Malnutrition is a significant issue in Aged Care.  Malnutrition is a condition resulting from inadequate dietary intake or impaired digestion of nutrients.  The negative consequences of malnutrition can severely affect a resident’s quality of life and place an increased burden …

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux (sometimes referred to simply as reflux or GOR) occurs when the stomach contents, including acid, move back up into the oesophagus, causing irritation. This is often referred to as ‘heart burn’ and feels like a burning sensation behind …

For residents receiving enteral feeding (e.g. via nasogastric tube or PEG tube), symptoms such as nausea and bloating are commonly reported. Nausea and bloating associated with enteral feeding may be caused by various factors, so it is important to involve …

Falls are a major cause of injury in older people. According to the National Falls Prevention Plan for Older People, people over the age of 65 are at a greater risk of sustaining an injury from a fall. The risk …

Dementia affects over 400,000 people living in Australia and almost 50 million people worldwide1,2. The cognitive impairment experienced by people living with dementia can make many everyday behaviours, which are seemingly easy, become difficult. As such, mealtime problems are commonly …

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