The Aged Care Royal Commission shone a light on the woeful quality and nutrition of food in aged care, with some centres spending as little as $6 a day on food per resident. The Victorian Government wants to lift meal standards in public aged care centres and hospitals – this is your chance to have a say on how the food can be healthier, tastier and more diverse.
Whether you are a resident or a concerned relative or friend, your feedback can contribute to improving the lives of older Victorians.
“This is a great chance for hospital patients and aged care centre residents to tell us what matters to them when it comes to food and nutrition,” says Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos.
As part of an audit into public-sector aged care and hospital food standards, the Government is seeking your contributions to two surveys (you may respond to one or both surveys, depending on what is relevant to you). Your responses will inform the revised nutrition standards and guidelines. The surveys will be open until 25 November.