Healthy Food Program in Supported Residential Services

Good nutrition plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing. Supported Residential Services play an important part in making positive health changes to their residents by providing meals and snacks that reflect the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Supported Residential Services (SRS) provide all meals and snacks to residents. Healthy dietary patterns are ones that are aligned with the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

The Australian Dietary Guidelines are also available in languages other than English.

Healthy dietary patterns are associated with less chronic disease and better management of chronic conditions once they occur such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Healthy diet patterns are also associated with better mental health outcomes.

How does it work?

The aim of this webpage is to:

  • Provide up-to-date information that is easily accessible to those who are preparing meals and snacks in supported residential services
  • To complete online training to assist in planning and preparation of healthy meals and snacks
  • To access the resources that will assist in planning healthy meals and snacks such as the Menu Planning Guide and Recipe template.

If you would like more information or to register your service, please use the contact details below.

Training Program

SRS nutrition training session 1

SRS nutrition training session 2

Resource Library

SRS Documents

Menu plan template

Menu Planning Checklist for Supported Residential Services

Recipe template

SRS kitchen checklist

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

Introduction Video

Australian Guide to Healthy Eating brochure

Five food groups:

Fruit and vegetables


Lean meat and alternatives

Image of cheeseDairy

Discretionary food

Vegetarian and Vegan


General resources


Contact us

Sue Hannon

Sara Quong

Help contacting us

For people who need help with English or an interpreter: : TIS: 131 450

For people with hearing or speech loss: TTY: 1800 555 677

Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

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