Dietician to speak about healthy food for older Australians

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The fifth annual Sunshine Coast Real Food Festival will not only serve up an array of produce from across the Sunshine Coast region but will also host workshops aimed at creating awareness of issues concerning the community and food chain supply.

Accredited practising dietician, Cherie Hugo founded The Lantern Project when Cherie discovered an urgent need for change when she was working in aged care.

Cherie will highlight to festival goers in the Nourishing Ideas venue the importance of older people having access to fresh food and receiving the nutrition they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve.

“Between 50–80% of aged care residents in Australia are malnourished, and the community needs to work together to find a tangible solution,” she said.

“Over 20 founding members have jumped on board to support The Lantern Project, including Australia’s much-loved food producer and author, Maggie Beer.”

Cherie said that her private practice, My Nutrition Clinic, consults to more than 15 residential aged care facilities in Queensland and New South Wales. This is where her passion grew for ensuring aged care residents are well nourished and excited about eating.

“We need to start tapping into the wisdom of older residents, some of whom have been cooking for more than 80 years, so a collaborative approach with residents and experts in the industry will lead to the improvement of residents’ nutrition and their day to day quality of life. That’s what The Lantern Project aims to achieve,” Cherie said.

The Nourishing Ideas venue at the Real Food Festival will host nine presentations on diet and health related issues, including children’s nutrition, and the importance of good nutrition for fertility.

Tickets are available at the Festival or you can also purchase your tickets via Ticketmaster – go to http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/

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20th of July 2015

 
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