Food Matters 2015 Workshop


A comprehensive training day covering nutrition for older persons, special diets, food safety and food presentation.

Following the success of the 2014 Food Matters Workshop, Liz Beaglehole of Canterbury Dietitians is again offering a comprehensive training day covering nutrition for older adults, food safety, texture modified diets, diabetes, food allergies and more.

The workshop is designed to build on the knowledge shared in 2014, as well as introduce new attendees to the importance of providing a quality meal service to older adults in an aged care facility.

All attendees will be provided with a certificate of training at the completion of the workshop.


Who should attend this workshop? 

Those who are working in aged care facilities, rest homes, public and private hospitals


Why attend this workshop?





Welcome and Introduction

Liz Beaglehole, Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians



Nutrition for Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities

Liz Beaglehole, Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians

10.15am              Food Fortification for Frail Residents Liz Beaglehole, Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians

Discussion time


Food Safety & Hygiene – Update for Food Handlers Working in Aged Care Facilities 

Barbara Harnett, Food Safety Educator



Taste and Smell Changes in Older Adults

Liz Beaglehole, Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians




Diabetes Diets for Older Adults

Jo Stewart, Diabetes Dietitian Educator, Nurse Maude


Swallowing and Chewing Issues for Older Adults

Angela Reimer, Speech Language Therapist, STAR


Texture Modified Diets – Practical Exercise

Liz Beaglehole, Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians


Food Intolerance and Food Allergies – What the Kitchen Needs to Know

Leigh O’Brien, Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians



Wrapping it up!

Liz Beaglehole Consultant Dietitian, Canterbury Dietitians

3.30pm Finish



$265 + GST for one person

$225 + GST per person for two or more registrations from the same site or company group.



Click here to register

An automatic email will be sent at the completion of your registration. A confirmation email and tax invoice will be sent within 72 hours of registering, to the email address provided.

If you are registering two delegates from the same site, to apply for the discounted rate, please make note of this in the additional comment section

Invoices must be paid by the 20th of the month.

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel your workshop registration for any reason, you may reassign your registration to another person. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund less an administration charge of $50 will be made providing notification is received by 09 June 2015. After this date refunds will be at the discretion of Canterbury Dietitians. Please notify the Workshop Organisers on email:

If, for reasons beyond the control of Canterbury Dietitiions the workshop is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded after the deduction of expenses already incurred.


Special Requirements 

Please give details of any special diet or disability assistance required on your online registration form.



Parkview, The George Hotel

50 Park Terrace, Christchurch

For directions to the hotel, please click here.


Contact Us

If you have any queries about the workshop, please do not hesitate to contact:

Composition Ltd, PO Box 30035, St Martins, Christchurch

P: +64 3 332 4537