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