INNOVATION AND LEADERSHIP
Anne Schneyder and Julie Dundon established Nutrition Professionals Australia in 2001, and the business has now grown to be the most highly regarded aged care nutrition and dietetic services in Australia.
In 2008, their program for electronic resources was recognised by winning the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Presidents' Award for Innovation. They were the first two dietitians to be awarded the Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian credential in South Australia.
They have both held leadership roles within the profession, contributed to and written manuals and audit tools for Accredited Practising Dietitians. They contributed to DAA's submission to the Aged Care Royal Commission.
Our Brand Purpose
As people get older their nutrition needs change. They may not need to eat as much, but they do need to eat smarter. Nutrition Professionals Australia exists to make that happen. We give people the knowledge they need to make better decisions and we help retirement living and aged care providers focus on the benefits that come to residents who eat better and live happier, every day.
Our Brand Vision
We believe the time is coming when decisions about what people eat in aged care won't be just about costs, but on how it helps them enjoy a healthier, happier quality of life. Good nutrition and good health is good for everyone.
Our Brand Mission
NPA will help lead the way by showing everyone, not only why change must
happen, but by giving them the knowledge to demand and enact change.
Excellence | Integrity | Quality | Leaders
Anne has a passion for good food and good nutrition for older people and has been an ardent advocate for change to improve the profile of food and nutrition in the aged care sector.
Anne has contributed to the development of manuals to guide dietitian practice. Anne coordinated 2 editions of the DAA Nutrition Manual which provides detailed information about a variety of special diets for hospitals, care homes and any health care food service. Anne also wrote the DAA Menu Audit Tool for dietitians which provides a definitive guide to conducting a menu audit.
Anne believes that both good food and good nutrition contribute to optimal health and well being. An integrated approach that involves the consumer as the focus together with both care and food services staff is essential in any organisation to provide a quality meal service.
Julie Dundon, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, is delighted to be working with Nutrition Professionals Australia whose key purpose is to help older people to eat smarter to live happier and healthier lives every day. Good nutrition and good health is for everyone.
Julie has partnered many organisations to find the right nutrition solutions in a range of settings across Australia. Her experience as Food Services Manager across several sites, Residential Site Manager and Consultant Dietitian has provided Julie with valuable insight to the daily challenges of the aged care sector.
She is a leader in the Dietetics profession with 10 years on the Board of DAA which included 4 years as Vice-President and 4 years as President. Recently she has played a leading role in the DAA submission to the Royal Commission.