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At Caboolture Special School some 40km north of Brisbane, Qld, the school’s hospitality students take a hands-on role in the tuckshop – being directly involved with the preparation and serving of food.   The school, which caters for students with intellectual disability as well as physical impairment, has been open for almost 30 years and […]

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The importance of ensuring good nutrition for growing children is what sparked the creation of the school canteen ‘traffic light’ system, and this has led to the gradual removal of many readymade products which were once commonplace in canteens.   But even these days, with more and more canteens preparing a wider range of healthy […]

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Mater Group in Queensland has turned the traditional foodservice for hospitals model on its head, removing the need for set mealtimes and instead introducing a food delivery model akin to hotel style room service. We spoke to Sally McCray, Mater Group’s Director of Nutrition and Dietetics to find out more.   Mater Group has seven […]

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The presence of so many readymade products on the market today begs our headline question, which we decided to put to the corporate chefs at the ‘big three’ foodservice suppliers – Mark Baylis of Unilever FoodSolutions, Adam Moore of Cerebos Foodservice and Mark Clayton of Nestlé Professional. All three were in agreement that while there’s […]

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In a major delivery model innovation for the sunshine state, Queensland Health has been working to provide pre-plated frozen meals to hospitals in remote areas. We spoke to two of the program’s pioneers, dietitian consultant Denise Cruickshank and senior project officer/food safety auditor Troy Litzow. “The impetus for the program was the need to solve […]

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How food producers are developing gluten free products without compromising taste or quality There’s no doubt that gluten free food is on the menu to stay. Not only is it a dietary requirement for the 35,000 Australians with coeliac disease – who must eat gluten free for life due to a permanent intestinal intolerance to […]

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The National Allergy Strategy is a partnership between the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), the peak medical body for allergy and immunology and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, the national patient support organisation. The strategy has been developed in partnership by these two organisations in consultation with key stakeholders, including representation from medical […]

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Markus Werner and Asif Mamum from Delaware North share their insights Catering for largescale functions presents its own special set of challenges, and nowhere is this is more evident than at major venues like Melbourne Olympic Park. With food presentation styles and approaches rapidly evolving in this age of the ‘food selfie’, it’s imperative that […]

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