Delivering Higher Protein All Day

Featuring Maggie Beer with:
Morgan Pankhurst – Accredited Practising Dietitian
Sandra Luliano – Nutritionist

Module Description:
When it comes to nutrition in aged care, protein is the main game in town. It may be surprising, but older people actually require more protein in their diet than younger people. But the majority of older people just don’t get enough and this can lead to malnutrition.

This module will show how Chefs and cooks can help residents get enough protein without the need for supplements. It is quite possible to increase the amount of protein in the diet by simply fortifying the ingredients and increasing the protein levels of the foods that they already consume and enjoy. Supercharging your recipes will not only make a huge difference to a person’s wellbeing, but will make every mouthful count.

In this module:

  • We explain why protein is so important
  • We demonstrate how you can make simple changes to your recipes to increase protein intake
  • And we share delicious, high protein recipes that are full-flavoured and enticing

Learning Outcomes

When you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  •  Explain the role of protein in keeping ageing bodies healthy and strong
  •  Identify which food groups contain key sources of protein
  •  Describe simple changes to increase protein intake at snack and meal times
  •  Explain how to read nutrition information panels
  •  Understand that any resident can be malnourished and experience muscle wastage irrespective of their appearance
  •  Identify ways of spreading protein out across the day to make every mouthful count



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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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