Adelaide | Group lunches and community dining rooms will be trialled next year through a state-wide partnership to reduce poor nutrition among the elderly.
“Test Kitchen” is the brainchild of a University of South Australia researcher, supported by Meals on Wheels SA, and focuses on using social interaction to make mealtimes more meaningful and enjoyable.
UniSA’s Matt Haren said there were many reasons why elderly people were at risk of under nutrition including disengagement, reduced appetite and limited physical capabilities.
But his experience and research suggests overcoming many of these barriers could be as simple as dining with friends.
“Food is intimately part of how we socialise in society,” Haren said.
“It’s all about achieving the maximal wellbeing for a Full Story »
Sydney | The family of slain Sydney siege hostage Katrina Dawson have made an emotional visit to Martin Place.
Dawson, 38, a barrister and mother-of-three, along with Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, were pronounced dead after the dramatic 16-hour stand-off which came to an end in the early hours on Tuesday.
Four family members slowly made their way around the enormous floral tribute, which has been building in the CBD as members of the public continue lay bunches of flowers and leave messages of remembrance.
The two men and two woman were visibly upset as they read cards and embraced each other at the shrine on Thursday.
The mourning continued today as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the siege could have been a “preventable atrocity”.
The start of school holidays has led m Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey’s trying to purge his unfair prejudice against varieties that end with O.
Fox Gordon Charlotte’s Web Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2014
$23; 13.2% alcohol; screw cap; 94 points
I’ve probably given too much shit to varieties that end in O over the last few years, but you know, like every other flash in the pan, there are examples that are take-your-pants-off brilliant and the rest are like pizza dribbling down the front of the telly.
Remember Keith Richards’ 1988 comment on music: “The ratio of good stuff to bad stuff doesn’t change. Ninety-seven bad; three good.”
This wine is another of Natasha Mooney’s cooly-considered and perfectly-placed wines from Caj Amadio’s vineyard by the lake and the pines between Full Story »
TELEVISION | Ratings season is officially over but there’s still plenty of quality television to sink your teeth into over summer, especially in the holidays.
Whether you a looking for an injection of Christmas spirit, summer drama or armchair sports, this viewing guide from The New Daily will help you out.
Michael Buble’s Christmas
When: Thursday, December 18 at 7.30pm
Canadian crooner Michael Buble dominates Christmas entertainment – and for good reason. This festive season special will get everyone in the mood.
The Office Christmas Special
When: Part One – Monday, December 22 at 4.50pm. Part 2 – Tuesday, December 23 at 4.40pm
Ricky Gervais’ brilliant series The Office ended with this wonderful two-part Christmas special in Decembe Full Story »