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Maggie Beer Foundation

Contact

Name: Lynn James

Position: CEO

Email: info@maggiebeerfoundation.org.au

Website: http://www.maggiebeerfoundation.org.au

Address

SAHMRI, North Terrace

Adelaide SA 5000

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Our Mission / Objective

OUR MISSION

Food is the fuel of life, of great conversation and memorable meals. Its substance is far more than just the nutrients acquired in the act of eating. It’s the knowledge of loving preparation, the anticipation of sharing a beautifully cooked and presented meal and the delicious pleasure of engaging all our senses as we eat. Food is nutrition not just for the body, but also for the soul. It’s what fires our appetite for life, no matter what age.”

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014 to improve the food experiences for older Australians, particularly those living within aged care homes. In fellowship with her Board of industry leaders, professors and health advisors, Maggie has made it her personal mission to link the latest research of how the food we eat can impact brain health and general wellbeing, with her innate knowledge of what good food can do for everyone’s emotional wellbeing – a truly nourishing mix, so much greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

 

Projects in Progress

Our Programs

 

 

 

‘Creating An Appetite For Life’ Education Programs

 

The vision for Maggie Beer Foundation (MBF) is to ensure that all residents in aged care are provided with fresh food with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage and educate chefs/cooks/kitchen hands in the aged care sector. Whilst there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, there are so many others where there is a general acceptance that aged care food budgets cannot be full of flavour and utilise fresh seasonal produce – there is fresh thinking to be had and ideas to be shared.

 

Maggie Beer is a successful cook and an inspirational leader who can educate and inspire those in the industry, but she can’t do this in isolation, so we need advocates in the field to support the Foundation’s work.

 

Our Education Programs offer an opportunity for a selected number of chefs and cooks from residential aged care homes to participate in a 2 or 3 day workshop with Maggie and aged care industry experts. These Education Programs are aimed at those who are committed to making a difference in their aged care home kitchens and who can influence those controlling food budgets, supplier relationships, menus and dining room management.

 

Please visit the website and Register Your Support page to subscribe to the newsletter and be alerted to upcoming workshops.

Our People

CEO

Lynn James , CEO

Leadership Team

Lynn commenced her career in catering and hotel management, spending a number of years coordinating conferences and large events, as well as managing several large catering facilities where her focus was on the provision of fresh, nutritious food, at a reasonable cost, for all. Lynn has spent much of her recent career working in not for profit organisations, where she has led fundraising campaigns, implementing agreements with major supporters and partner organisations. From the outset of her executive career, Lynn has been instrumental in leading organisations to achieve measurable results in growth and efficiency, through a combination of strategic planning, incisive leadership, creative problem solving and sound governance. Lynn has utilised her customer centric approach and robust analytical skills to ensure accurate alignment of resources to effectively meet business needs and to provide financial sustainability.

Names of Board Members

Our Board and Supporters

Our Board is a hand-picked group of people – each is an experienced and respected specialist in one (or several) key fields related to our work.

  • Maggie Beer
  • Libby Davies
  • Sarah Goodwin
  • Wendy Holdenson
  • Peter Kenny
  • Professor Kurt Lushington
  • Professor Ralph Martins
  • Jane Mussared
  • Kevin Reid
  • Trevor Richards

Registration Information

ABN

15 168 279 865

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

How to help

The easiest and most immediately useful thing you can do is to become a supporter of the Foundation by making a donation.

All donations made will be put towards implementing and progressing the Maggie Beer Foundation’s Strategic Plan.

 

Other support

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014, to transform the food experience of older people, through wholesome food that’s full of flavour.

There are so many ways you can chose to get involved with the Maggie Beer Foundation. With your help, the Maggie Beer Foundation can ensure that as every person ages, they continue to experience the joy of food.

You can show your support, and stay connected with the Foundation’s work by joining the supporters register. We’ll email a periodic newsletter, and of course you can unsubscribe at any time.

Advocate for the Maggie Beer Foundation

The primary focus of the Maggie Beer Foundation is to radically change food practices in aged care, to improve the emotional wellbeing of each and every person. This is a huge task, we know that there are so many challenges to overcome, both real and imagined but at the Foundation we are committed to making positive change. We need governments, the aged care industry and those involved in it on side.

Share your stories with us, tell us how the changes you are making are have a positive impact on the residents in your aged care homes. The passion we share will mean we are a credible voice in the community as we become the national advocate for higher standards from those who supply food to older people, whether they are living at home, in supported care or in institutions.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

We are always on the look-out for passionate individuals who are willing to give their time to support us – please get in touch at info@maggiebeerfoundation.org.au to discuss how this could work

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

OUR MISSION

Food is the fuel of life, of great conversation and memorable meals. Its substance is far more than just the nutrients acquired in the act of eating. It’s the knowledge of loving preparation, the anticipation of sharing a beautifully cooked and presented meal and the delicious pleasure of engaging all our senses as we eat. Food is nutrition not just for the body, but also for the soul. It’s what fires our appetite for life, no matter what age.”

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014 to improve the food experiences for older Australians, particularly those living within aged care homes. In fellowship with her Board of industry leaders, professors and health advisors, Maggie has made it her personal mission to link the latest research of how the food we eat can impact brain health and general wellbeing, with her innate knowledge of what good food can do for everyone’s emotional wellbeing – a truly nourishing mix, so much greater than the sum of its parts.

 

 

 

Projects in Progress

Our Programs

 

 

 

‘Creating An Appetite For Life’ Education Programs

 

The vision for Maggie Beer Foundation (MBF) is to ensure that all residents in aged care are provided with fresh food with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage and educate chefs/cooks/kitchen hands in the aged care sector. Whilst there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, there are so many others where there is a general acceptance that aged care food budgets cannot be full of flavour and utilise fresh seasonal produce – there is fresh thinking to be had and ideas to be shared.

 

Maggie Beer is a successful cook and an inspirational leader who can educate and inspire those in the industry, but she can’t do this in isolation, so we need advocates in the field to support the Foundation’s work.

 

Our Education Programs offer an opportunity for a selected number of chefs and cooks from residential aged care homes to participate in a 2 or 3 day workshop with Maggie and aged care industry experts. These Education Programs are aimed at those who are committed to making a difference in their aged care home kitchens and who can influence those controlling food budgets, supplier relationships, menus and dining room management.

 

Please visit the website and Register Your Support page to subscribe to the newsletter and be alerted to upcoming workshops.

Our People

CEO

Lynn James , CEO

Leadership Team

Lynn commenced her career in catering and hotel management, spending a number of years coordinating conferences and large events, as well as managing several large catering facilities where her focus was on the provision of fresh, nutritious food, at a reasonable cost, for all. Lynn has spent much of her recent career working in not for profit organisations, where she has led fundraising campaigns, implementing agreements with major supporters and partner organisations. From the outset of her executive career, Lynn has been instrumental in leading organisations to achieve measurable results in growth and efficiency, through a combination of strategic planning, incisive leadership, creative problem solving and sound governance. Lynn has utilised her customer centric approach and robust analytical skills to ensure accurate alignment of resources to effectively meet business needs and to provide financial sustainability.

Names of Board Members

Our Board and Supporters

Our Board is a hand-picked group of people – each is an experienced and respected specialist in one (or several) key fields related to our work.

  • Maggie Beer
  • Libby Davies
  • Sarah Goodwin
  • Wendy Holdenson
  • Peter Kenny
  • Professor Kurt Lushington
  • Professor Ralph Martins
  • Jane Mussared
  • Kevin Reid
  • Trevor Richards

Registration Information

ABN

15 168 279 865

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

How to help

The easiest and most immediately useful thing you can do is to become a supporter of the Foundation by making a donation.

All donations made will be put towards implementing and progressing the Maggie Beer Foundation’s Strategic Plan.

 

Other support

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014, to transform the food experience of older people, through wholesome food that’s full of flavour.

There are so many ways you can chose to get involved with the Maggie Beer Foundation. With your help, the Maggie Beer Foundation can ensure that as every person ages, they continue to experience the joy of food.

You can show your support, and stay connected with the Foundation’s work by joining the supporters register. We’ll email a periodic newsletter, and of course you can unsubscribe at any time.

Advocate for the Maggie Beer Foundation

The primary focus of the Maggie Beer Foundation is to radically change food practices in aged care, to improve the emotional wellbeing of each and every person. This is a huge task, we know that there are so many challenges to overcome, both real and imagined but at the Foundation we are committed to making positive change. We need governments, the aged care industry and those involved in it on side.

Share your stories with us, tell us how the changes you are making are have a positive impact on the residents in your aged care homes. The passion we share will mean we are a credible voice in the community as we become the national advocate for higher standards from those who supply food to older people, whether they are living at home, in supported care or in institutions.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

We are always on the look-out for passionate individuals who are willing to give their time to support us – please get in touch at info@maggiebeerfoundation.org.au to discuss how this could work

Our Annual Reports

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