Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Morgan Pankhurst – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Peter Morgan-Jones – Executive Chef, HammondCare
Amanda Orchard – Chef, Maggie Beer Foundation
For some people, a full-sized traditional meal can be a daunting sight, often resulting in a meal that’s pushed away and ignored. Introducing alternative meal options that are wholesome, tasty, interesting and appealing to the senses could make all the difference to the way a person approaches their mealtimes.
Delicious, aromatic bites, such as flavourful finger foods and small sandwiches are an ideal way to support a person’s independence and self esteem at the dining table, particularly those who might have cognitive issues or physical conditions that affect their dexterity. Finger food options throughout the day can also assist in an increase in protein and essential nutrients and aid in the prevention of malnutrition.
In this module:
- We talk about the importance of high quality finger food for nutrition and independence.
- We discuss how smaller bite sized portions can increase food intake, and improve meal enjoyment
- And we share recipes and ideas for wholesome delicious finger foods and sandwiches, packed full of flavour.
When you have completed this course, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate how to adapt standard meals into finger food formats
- Demonstrate how to create and present quality, tasty finger food items for different mealtimes
- Explain ways to increase protein intake throughout the day