Milk fat what is the difference?

Milk is a nourishing food full of protein, vitamins, and minerals and there are many different types of milk to purchase and use in cooking. The variety of milk include Read More

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High Water Foods

16 January, 2017

High Water Foods

Fluids are vital for life; the following are some suggestions on high fluid foods used in meal planning especially over the hotter months. Read More

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What is a food additive?

Packaged food labels can be hard to read and understand. Food additives can be natural or artificial substances that food manufacturers add to food to improve their appearance, consistency and palatability, to extend their shelf-life and aid processing methods. Food additives include:

• Preservative • Artificial or natural colouring • Flavouring both artificial and natural • Sweeteners • Anti-caking agents • Anti-foaming agent • Antioxidants • Emulsifiers • Flavour enhancers • Gelling agents, stabilisers and thickeners

All food additives must be listed on the label with the chemical name or number. Always read labels carefully and if they say “no artificial preservatives or additives” does not mean that natural additives are not present. For more great content Subscribe Free to the Nutrition & Catering Global Hub  Newsletters


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Hydration Over Summer

6 January, 2017

Hydration Over Summer

Drinking is important over summer to maintain hydration. Often, we can be poor drinkers, so it is important to Read More

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Salad Magic

8 November, 2016

Salad Magic

Salads are refreshing, easy to make and eat for summer. Salads are made from a wide variety ingredients, including vegetables, Read More

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Dementia Strategies for Menu Planning

Often menu planning can be difficult for people with dementia due to their unpredictable eating behaviour. Therefore, it is important to have strategies for menu planning including Read More

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Blueberry White Chocolate Yogurt Cake

An excellent way to use up yogurt to make a delicious cake with ground almond.  This cake has blueberries and white chocolate scattered through it. Yogurt makes this cake moist and per slice has over 100mg of calcium. A Perfect cake to make for a treat, not only tasting great but also provides an excellent source of protein and calcium. This cake can be converted easily to gluten free by changing the flour. A full outline of this recipe is located in the Nutrition & Catering Global Hub Recipe Centre.

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Planning meals for vegetarians

The classification of Vegetarians is easy once you know what foods to include and not include. It can be confusing and here is a quick guide. Read More

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Quality Menu Planning For All

All aged care residents should receive the same menu or as close to the same menu every day regardless of the texture required. Read More

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Short bread high energy biscuits

Biscuits are used a lot in aged care homes for mid-meal snacks. Shortbread biscuits are not only easier to eat due their butter/margarine content, but are higher in energy than plain biscuits. Read More

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