Our dietitians specialise in personalised nutrition for elderly Australians
As we age, our dietary requirements and needs also change. Often we become less mobile and our metabolism slows down, resulting in decreased energy requirements coupled with an increased need for certain nutrients. Furthermore, as we age we tend to eat less food as a result of our reduced energy expenditure often coupled with a change in appetite.
Here at Fuel Your Life, our team of dietitians specialise in creating comprehensive, personalised meal plans for the elderly. Our approach considers a wide range of factors to determine the best nutrition for your particular needs. We focus on helping you get all the nutrients you need in a way that is realistic, sustainable and suits your lifestyle.
Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our nutrition services for the elderly or to book your consultation!
How our dietitians create effective meal plans for the elderly
Diet quality has a significant effect on our health and physical condition irrespective of our age. However, as we get older we are at a particular risk of developing problems with our bone density, decreased cardiovascular health, poorer cognition, impaired eye health and a reduced immune system.
In particular, ageing makes us more prone to conditions such as:
Maintaining a nutrient-dense diet is therefore of greater importance to reflect the changing needs of our bodies as we age. The right diet can also help to reduce your risk of developing common conditions or to manage any existing health problems you may be experiencing.
The dietitians at Fuel Your Life have a special interest in working with our ageing population. We know and understand the nutritional problems you may be facing and have the knowledge and skills to provide the right advice to ensure you are maintaining a nutritious and varied diet.
We also consider the importance of social engagements and connectedness. Our dietitians understand that life is about balance, so we make sure that the meal plan we create for you is one that you will enjoy and feel good about in both the short and long-term!
We make the transition process as convenient as possible
We make it as convenient as possible to see one of our dietitians by offering in-home consultations. During these consultations we provide individualised and comprehensive nutrition programmes, with relevant education and supporting resources. We also provide:
- shopping tours to give you practical advice on how to make dietary changes
- in-home cooking demonstrations
- comprehensive nutritional analyses of your diet
- anthropometric assessments
We understand that mobility issues and lack of transport can make shopping a difficult task for many people. While we can’t do the grocery shopping for you, our dietitians consider these factors and prescribe a wide range of meals with this in mind. In doing so, we ensure that the weekly grocery shop and the preparation of meals is as convenient and nutritious as it can be.
Book your consultation today!
If our elderly meal plans and nutrition services sound like something you or someone you know could benefit from, please contact us today! Complete the online referral request form and someone from our friendly team will be in touch as soon as possible!