Resources and Contacts

Resources and Contacts


Eating well and being physically active are important to help older people stay well, independent and living in their own home. Here you will find resources and information on:

  • eating well
  • menu planning
  • being physically active
  • where to go for extra help.

Eating well resources

Appetite for Life

The Appetite for Life manual has a range of simple and practical fact sheets to help older people to eat well.

This video shows services how to use the Appetite for Life manual.

Menu Planning

These menu planning tools can help service providers plan meals based on the five food groups. Choose the tool which best suits your service. The weekly checklist may help to keep track of the number of serves and food groups each meal provides.

Activity kits

  • Classifying foods activity kit – this activity kit is a great way to get clients talking about the five food groups. It shows how some foods and drinks can fall into more than one food group. For example, did you know that legumes are both a vegetable and meat alternative?
  • Fluids activity kit – did you know older people need at least eight glasses of fluid a day? But what counts as a fluid? Find out using this activity kit.

Promoting healthy eating throughout the year

This poster can help you plan to include health promotion ideas activities and events throughout the year.

Newsletter articles

  • Choose from a range of newsletter articles on eating well for older people. These articles can be copied and pasted into your own service newsletter.

Being physically active resources

How much physical activity do we need each day?

This poster gives you helpful tips on getting active and how much physical activity we should be aiming for each day.

Physical activity guide

Choose Health: Be Active – A physical activity guide for older Australians – this booklet includes activities you can try at home to be more physically active.

For an accessible version of the Choose Health: Be Active - A physical activity guide for older Australians, please contact the site administrator www.health.gov.au

Falls prevention

One in three people 65 years and over will fall each year. The good news is falls can be prevented. Here is some information to help prevent falls in older people:

Find more information and resources about falls prevention

Appetite for Life manual

The Appetite for Life manual has simple and practical fact sheets to help older people be physically active.

Newsletter articles

Choose from a range of newsletter articles on being active for older people. These articles can be copied and pasted in your own service newsletter.

Contacts

The information on these webpages is of a general nature. Please contact a health professional for individual advice.

Contact us

For more information or support with your Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) funded service contact the CHSP Nutrition Service

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) Nutrition Service – support for CHSP-funded providers helping older Tasmanians. Access to staff training, policy development, menu improvements, nutrition risk screening and more.

Other contacts

National guidelines

The content of the Healthy Ageing Toolkit is guided by national and state policies and informed by the latest evidence.

Nutrition guidelines

Physical activity guidelines

Link to Eating Well pageLink to Being physically active pageLink to Malnutrition Screening pageLink to Online training pageLink to Extreme heat page


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Although funding for this webpage has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.