Teaching Fellow, Nutrition & Dietetics, Bond University
Dr Cherie Hugo has been consulting with her team of dietitians to aged care homes for nearly 2 decades and in 2013 founded The Lantern Project, a national aged care collaboration devoted to improving resident’s quality of life through the joy of good food. The Lantern Project is a Social Enterprise organisation supporting Australian aged care stakeholders through action-based research, topical monthly meetings and training opportunities to help raise the bar on the aged care food and mealtime experience.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety this week turned its attention to food and nutrition. The testimony of maggots in bins and rotting food in refrigerators was horrific. When so much of a residents...