The Menu and Mealtime Quality Assessment

The Menu and Mealtime Quality Assessment
This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Education Centre and the Dietitians Australia Policy and Advocacy Team (2021) as part of the 'Advocacy Insights' Complimentary CPD Campaign.

The Menu and Mealtime Quality Assessment for Residential Aged Care (recently launched in April 2021) has been developed by Dietitians Australia for the exclusive use by APDs, to provide aged care homes with an expert assessment of their nutrition care, menu and mealtime experience, using the Aged Care Quality Standards as the framework.

In this webinar, Julie Dundon and Vanessa Schuldt will use a 'how to' approach and walk participants through the assessment process. A real life case study will be use to demonstrate:

- How the assessment works in practice;
- Types of recommendations that may be included in the report;
- Examples of actions that may be included in the corrective active plan; and
- What a final report may look like

If you currently work in residential aged care, or are keen to delve into this field of work, this webinar is for you!


Julie Dundon is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Director of Nutrition Professionals Australia, whose key purpose is to help older people eat smarter to live happier and healthier lives every day. Good nutrition and good health is for everyone. Julie has partnered with many organisations to find the right nutrition solutions in a range of settings across Australia. Her experience as Food Services Manager across several sites, Residential Site Manager and Consultant Dietitian has provided Julie with valuable insight to the daily challenges of the aged care sector. She is a leader in the Dietetics professions with ten years on the Board of Dietitians Australia, which included four years as Vice-President and four years as President. Recently, Julie has been appointed as a Subject Matter Lead (Aged Care) with Dietitians Australia.

Vanessa Schuldt is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and has over 25 years of experience in the field of health promotion, nutrition policy and advocacy, nutrition marketing and health & fitness writing. As a Senior Policy Officer for Dietitians Australia, Vanessa plays a key role in advocating for dietitians and achieving policy change. Aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health the the organisation's commitment to advance reconciliation, are key portfolios that Vanessa looks after. Vanessa has been instrumental in the recent Aged Care Advocacy area with formation of Dietitians Australia's eight 'Nutrition in Aged Care' Position Statements, Aged Care Royal Commission Submissions and input to the National Congress on food, nutrition and the dining experience in aged care. She continues to work strategically and collaboratively with colleagues, key stakeholders and decision makers to improve the quality of life of older Australians through access to best-practice nutrition care, appealing nutritious food and a pleasant dining experience.

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour.

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