Institute for Nutrition Research, Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University recently formed a new strategic Institute for Nutrition Research at Edith Cowan University. The Institute is currently working on the practical application of 3D food printers to improve the food experience of people in residential aged care on textured modified diets. Care Food Co is supporting the Institute in their development of 3D food printing technology compliant with the IDDSI framework to improve the eating experience for people living with dysphagia. 
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Dr Simon Little, Quality Food Systems Pty Ltd

Quality Food Systems is a consultancy to the Australian and international food manufacturing industry that specialises in developing and implementing food safety management systems to all standards. They are associated with the Sydney Institute, University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney. They also advise the Australian government on food safety.

Amanda Orchard, Texture Modified Food Solutions

Amanda Orchard is Chef Coordinator at The Maggie Beer Foundation (TBF), Chef & Assistant Researcher at Edith Cowan University’s Future Foods & Digital Gastronomy Laboratory. She has a long career in the Aged Care and Health Sectors, including HealthShare NSW, In2Food Australia, Robot Coupe Australia, Mercy Health, Japara Aged Care & Embracia Aged Care Victoria. As Chef Manager at an aged care home, Amanda identified an opportunity to provide Dysphagia patients with flavoursome texture-modified foods and developed systems to ensure great taste, flavour, aroma, and appearance. Due to the positive responses from residents, families, staff, and industry professionals, Amanda founded Texture Modified Food Solutions (TMFS). Care Food Co is working with Amanda to improve IDDSI understanding across the industry and develop solutions using 3D printing to improve the customer experience of  texture modified food. 
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Linda Cumines, Dietitian

Linda is a dynamic and experienced nutrition consultant in private practice at Bondi Junction. Specialising in practical advice for healthy living, including weight management, diabetes, gastrointestinal and cardiac conditions as well as nutritional support.

With experience gained through hospital, media and private practice she has developed a broad range of dietary services and behavioural strategies to best suit you. You will benefit from Linda's unique integrative approach combining the latest scientific information with day to day living.

Whilst attending consultations in person is best, alternative options include: appointments outside of hours, Skype, phone or home visit consultations.  Private Heath Funds provide varying dietetics cover, please check with your fund for details. Chronic Disease Management (CDM), Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC), Eating Disorder Plan (EDP) and Medicare rebates will attract a gap fee. DVA and NDIS welcome.

With over 30 years of broad-ranging experience, Linda Cumines is one of Australia's leading Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Nutritionists. 

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The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre 

The Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre collaborates with industry to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. 
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Safe Swallowing Education

Safe Swallowing Education provides Accredited Safe Swallowing Education and Management for Aged Care Staff & Carers.

Our Safe Swallowing Education Course supports residential aged care staff and those caring for our ageing population to better understand and manage swallowing difficulties and to easily implement the new food and fluid modifications set out by the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). The Course provides information on how we swallow, understanding a swallowing problem (dysphagia) and safe strategies to support residents and carers at mealtimes. 
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