Aged care


How we can help in the nutritional care of your residents:

Please click on this link to download the pdf brochure


Dietitians NZ "Talk with" Series for Rest and Residential Care Providers

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.

Issue 24 November 2016

Older issues to date:

Please click here to access the recipe file.


Healthy Eating for Older People

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.

Download the healthy eating for older people pdf 


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. 

Click here to access the resources from the Canterbury HealthInfo website.


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

Click here to access more information from the Senior Chef website.