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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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Most aged care operators delight in providing a true home for their residents and constantly seek new ways to ensure their health and happiness.   But it doesn’t matter what way you spin it, getting older isn’t much fun, especially when it comes to entering aged care. Moving into a hospital, nursing home or retirement […]

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Will you be aged between 16 and 25 on under 30 September? Are you currently working in the culinary industry of Australia? Do you have what it takes? Then it’s time to step up and make your mark in the 2017 Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD. As the longest running culinary Award in the country […]

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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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