March 2024 will see the return of our highly valued Dietetic and Speech Pathology in person workshops ‘Sip and Swallow: Every Mouthful Matters’ across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.


These workshops are suitable for those working across care, clinical, catering and quality, with a focus on: 

  • Improving nutrition through a food first approach 
  • Avoiding unplanned weight loss 
  • Supporting people living with swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) 
  • Providing texture modified foods and drinks that are IDDSI compliant 
  • Preventing aspiration pneumonia and choking incidents 


Registrations are currently open for our 1 day – Sip and Swallow: Every Mouthful Matters workshops across the country. In order to access our early bird offer, be sure to register before Friday 9th February 2024. 


Save these dates & sign up now.

Brisbane: Thursday March 7 | 8am – 4pm
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Sydney: Thursday March 14 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
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Melbourne: Thursday March 21 | 8:30am – 4:30pm
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Dysphagia Prevalence

Did you know up to 22% of adults 50 years+ living in the community* and more than 60% of people living in aged care have dysphagia**?  

High rates of dysphagia in aged and home community care means it is vitally important everyone knows how to identify a person with dysphagia and how they can support them.  

Speech Pathologists and Dietitians play an important role in helping to support nutrition and hydration in people with dysphagia, who are commonly at risk of malnutrition and dehydration.


This full day workshop will provide you with theoretical knowledge and practical tips for supporting the ageing population.


Read our blog to learn more about dysphagia, click here

Read our blog to learn more about dietitians’ input within aged care, click here




*Aslam, M., & Vaezi, M. F. (2013). Dysphagia in the elderly. Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 9(12), 784–795.  

Barczi, S. R., Sullivan, P. A., & Robbins, J. (2000). How should dysphagia care of older adults differ? Establishing optimal practice patterns. Seminars in Speech and Language, 21(4), 347–364. 

**Steele, C., Greenwood, C., Ens, I., Robertson, C., & Seidman-Carlson, R. (1997). Mealtime difficulties in a home for the aged: Not just dysphagia. Dysphagia, 12(1), 43–50. 

Suiter, D. M., Sloggy, J., & Leder, S. B. (2014). Validation of the Yale Swallow Protocol: A prospective double-blinded videofluoroscopic study. Dysphagia, 29(2), 199–203.