Response to Gunasingam Retnasabapathy Re: Concerns about the study, ‘What does it cost to feed aged care residents in Australia?’

Elizabeth Isenring, Cherie Hugo, Ekta Agarwal

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To the Editor,
We firmly reject any concerns for misrepresentation in this article and stand by our research. Like all objective research it can reveal inconvenient truths. This topic comes at a particular time when aged care has become an emotive issue within the national conversation, but meaningful discussion needs to be encouraged and we hope will lead to positive change. We acknowledge the significant challenges and barriers faced by aged care homes and value the important work done in this context. For example, promoting innovative dining practices and publishing data on food spends and satisfaction results. As researchers and practitioners in food and nutrition science we advocate for the training and profile for dedicated staff in aged care. We look forward to working together nationally as a multidisciplinary collaborative to ensure our older adults have fresh, nutritious and enjoyable food.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-243
Number of pages2
JournalNutrition and Dietetics
Issue number2
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Apr 2019


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