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NSW Dietitian, Fiona McHugh with Maggie Beer
Hall & Prior staff were lucky enough to attend the ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ educational program by the Maggie Beer Foundation in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia.
The program, which only accepted a maximum of 30 participants, was held over three days in August from Sunday 20-Tuesday 22 for chefs and cooks in the aged care industry which provided a hands on educational experience. It took place at Nuriootpa High School with excursions to various locations within the Barossa and included information sessions with Australian food icon Maggie Beer and her team as well as mystery box and team challenges, food demos, practical experience and group dinners. It encouraged and inspired participants to think outside of the stereotypical aged care food ‘box’ and look more closely into innovative and fresh ways to cater for the elderly and how they can review their menu and dining experience as well as reassess their budget and nutritional ingredients.
Filming took place throughout the workshop and will be featured on Channel 7’s Sunday Night which aired the evening of Sunday 8 October 2017.
On Wednesday, August 23, Maggie hosted an additional program ‘Food for Thought Workshop’ for management in the aged care industry only. This full day included information sessions on living beyond dementia, leadership for cultural change and building better health in aged care as well as food demos and team challenges.
This was an incredibly valuable and rewarding experience for all our Hall & Prior team that got to participate in this Maggie Beer Foundation event.