Our dietitian team have provided leading aged care nutrition services for over 20 years to many aged care groups over NSW and QLD. As part of our commitment to excellence, we have demonstrated success with improving the quality of life and health of residents while also reducing the spend on supplements and health care costs for our aged care homes through The Lantern Project research studies at Bond University.

Our strategy is two-fold:
Improve quality of life by improving resident health and
Improve facility efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Cherie Hugo, Director of My Nutrition Clinic and Founder of The Lantern Project

The Lantern Approach

The Lantern Project

Our innovations can bring wide reaching benefits

  • WE USE FOOD FIRST

    We have developed a number of low cost and simple solutions which reduce the money spent on expensive supplements.

     
  • BE THE FIRST TO BENEFIT FROM INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

    Through Cherie Hugo’s PhD, we are leading the way in finding innovative solutions to malnutrition and the associated health care costs in aged care facilities.

     
  • UPSKILL AND SAVE

    We offer education programs for your staff and residents with each of our service packages.

     
  • SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS ON NUTRITIONAL COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT TO RESIDENTS AND FAMILIES

    Signing up to one of our 12 month nutrition service packages means we can pass on significant discounts on our normal rates.

     
  • HAPPY STAFF, HAPPY RESIDENTS AND HAPPY RELATIVES

    Food and meal times can make or break a resident’s day. The dining environment is pivotal to the success of mealtimes. Through our research and ‘The Lantern Project’ we have identified and demonstrated a number of low cost solutions which will lift the mood of residents and staff.

     
  • GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY

    Our quality nutrition service packages provide fantastic value for money. In addition to significant discounts on our standard consultation fees, aged care homes can access a range of our complimentary nutrition services through our packages which are geared to upskill staff, improve communication and ensure resident nutrition care is second to none.

Our dietitians below specialise in aged care nutrition

Anne Clark, Aged care dietitian

Anne Clark
Aged Care Dietitian

Anne graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and believes that food is so much more than just nutrition – it can bring comfort, joy, and evoke memories. But she also understands that food can be used to improve health and well-being. With this in mind, Anne applies evidence-based knowledge to her practice, to ensure the best outcomes for her clients.

Anne has an appreciation for the complexities of the aged care industry and understanding of the needs of the older person. She is passionate about improving their quality of life through her knowledge of the aging process, chronic conditions and nutritional needs of the older person.

Claire Barton, Dietitian

Claire Barton
Aged Care Dietitian

Claire is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has a special interest in aged care.  This is an area in which she has gained considerable experience in recent years. She is passionate about improving the nutrition of the elderly while also prioritising communication and those personal relationships. As a dietitian, she seeks to treat the whole person. She employs a Food First Approach to dietetics.  At home, Claire lives with her husband and cat. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her nephews in her spare time.

Cherie Hugo, Dietitian

Cherie Hugo
Aged Care Dietitian

Dr Cherie Hugo is an accredited practising dietitian with over 20 years of experience consulting to community, healthcare centres, hospitals and aged care organisations across Australia. Dr Hugo founded The Lantern Project in 2013, a national aged care collaboration and action-based research initiative based at Bond University.  In 2018, Dr Hugo completed her PhD research centred around quantifying the value of nutrition in aged care. Dr Hugo has translated the research into an industry-endorsed aged care food, nutrition and mealtime experience ratings tool, Epicure. Epicure offers a way for aged care homes to prioritise areas of need within the aged care food, nutrition and mealtime experience and to map this across the 8 Aged Care Quality Standards.

Petra Salo, Aged Care dietitian

Petra Salo
Aged Care Dietitian

Petra is a dietitian with a special interest in chronic disease prevention, weight management, mental health, older age nutrition and special diets such as vegetarian and vegan diets. She is passionate about helping people to enjoy a diet that helps the individual to reach his/her health goals,  and one that is enjoyable and easy to implement. Her goal is to bring life to the years and years to the lives of her clients.

Get in contact for more information about our Aged Care Nutrition Services