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Improving healthy eating for people with disability

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NDS has been funded through the Tasmanian Department of Health to deliver a program to improve healthy eating among people with disability.

There are two parts to the program: cooking demonstrations, which are tailored to the needs of registered participants, and nutrition workshops, which help equip people with the skills and knowledge to improve their healthy eating. Both are scheduled across Tasmania, with up and coming dates to be found on the NDS events page.

This is a two-year project, concluding June 2023.

Project activities

Cooking demonstrations

Specific classes, tailored to the needs of each small group, these cooking demonstrations are a wonderful opportunity for people with disability and the people who support them. Nutrition Solutions will design a cooking class that will aim to cover any dietary interests a particular group might have, and facilitate a demonstration that is engaging, fun, and educational. Nutrition Solutions can cover different cuisines, healthy alternatives, allergy-friendly diets, texture-modified diets, or really anything the participants are interested in.

These sessions are completely free, and cater to up to six people with disability and their carers/support staff. To register for a cooking demonstration in your area, visit the NDS events page for up and coming dates.

Nutrition education workshops

Nutrition education workshops are designed to upskill those that support people with disability.

Workshops will cover:

  • healthy eating and choice
  • special diets for medical conditions that affect people with disability including:
    • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • dysphagia
    • texture-modified diets
    • coeliac
    • diverticular disease
    • allergy/intolerance

The nutrition education workshops will take place quarterly in each region.

Find a nutrition education workshop in your area

The cooking demonstrations and nutrition education workshops will be facilitated by dietitians from Nutrition Solutions Tasmania.

Accessible online module

An online module will also be designed to build knowledge about nutrition and special dietary needs. NDS will advise members when this resource becomes available.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Fleur Hilton, Project Coordinator, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number