Karen Abbey

This presentation will cover menu planning, menu organisation and design, menu as a communication tool, quality menu planning, integration menu planning, choice for residents and working with foodservices.

Objectives:

  • To discuss menu planning to improve how aged care homes set up menus
  • To discuss the quality aspect of menu planning both from the foodservice and resident focus
  • To discuss choice and how to improve that with the menu

Presenter: Karen Abbey

Karen is a foodservice aged care specialist dietitian providing catering and dining room consultancy and training services to the aged care industry in Australia.. Karen specialised in aged care dining and foodservices, problem solving and finding solution to improve services and outcomes for residents and staff. Karen present widely for the aged care conferences and writes widely for the national publications. Karen is the editor of the Nutrition and Catering Global Hub a free online publication everyone can access, proving valuable information to support foodservices. Karen is completing her PhD which has focussed on menu planning and the meal environment in residential aged care in Australia.