Dietitians NZ’s e-bulletin for providers and caregivers of residential care services for older people. The aim of this Bulletin is to inform residential care staff about items of interest relating to the nutritional care of the older person.
Older issues to date:
Please click here to access the recipe file.
Good nutrition and eating well as we age is very important for maintaining health, integrity of the body and quality of life. Older people may not be as physically active as younger people, and therefore may believe that they do not require as many nutrients as their younger counterparts. In fact, older people require higher levels of some nutrients than younger people. These include protein, calcium, vitamin D, Vitamin B6 and riboflavin.
A series of written nutrition resources ideal for the general public are available to read online or download and print. These are produced by the 'Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging Project' team at the Canterbury District Health Board.
Senior Chef - cooking classes for older adults
Senior Chef is a FREE 8-week cooking class for people aged 65 and older who want to improve their cooking skills, confidence, or motivation around cooking for one or two people. Classes are 3 hours long and run once a week, usually starting at 10am. Each weekly class includes:
- Nutrition education, e.g. eating well for older people, menu planning, budgeting, shopping tips
- Preparing and cooking meals in pairs
- Sharing the meal with the group