Creating Tempting Finger Food and Sandwiches

Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Morgan Pankhurst – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Peter Morgan-Jones – Executive Chef, HammondCare
Amanda Orchard – Chef, Maggie Beer Foundation

Module Description:
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.

Learning Outcomes

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



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The Nitty Gritty

  • Duration & Cost

    All of the modules are designed to contain approximately 30 minutes of high quality content plus a self assessment check which could take another 10 to 15 minutes.

    The cost per module is free.

  • What do I get?

    These online training modules are designed to provide important practical skills that will help cooks and chefs provide wholesome, tasty foods for older Australians. On successfully completing each module you will receive:

    - MBF certificate
    - PDF download of key learning
    - MBF recipes presented in each module
    - Enrolment in the MBF Community Forum which encourages sharing of knowledge, answers to questions and access to experts
    - Ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and access to Maggie's expertise

  • Can I do it any time?

    Yes, once you have registered for a module you will be able to complete it at any time.

  • What happens after I complete the course?

    After completion, you will gain access to the MBF Community Forum, a place where you'll have the chance to ask any questions you might have and gain access to ongoing recipes created by the Maggie Beer team and expert chefs.

  • Ask Questions

    Once you've completed the course, you'll gain access to the MBF Community Forum where you'll be able to ask any outstanding questions to experts.

  • Learning Resources

    You will have access to the module PDFs and by enrolling in the MBF Community Forum, ongoing access to recipes, newsletters and Maggie's expertise.

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