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Grant for Solar System

19th Dec 2021

After 7 years the smell of fresh home cooked meals will once again waft from the kitchen of Inverell Meals on Wheels, thanks to a $20,000 State Government grant to install a 20-kilowatt solar system to off-set expensive energy costs. I visited the h...

Christmas 2021 and New Year 2022 Holiday Closure

9th Dec 2021

The Christmas Holiday Season is with us once more and we advise that Inverell Meals on Wheels will be Closed: Friday 24th December - Monday 3rd January 2022 This means we are closed for an extended period — 11 days in total. If you require e...

Festive Season Survival Tips

24th Nov 2021

As we move towards the Summer months and the Festive Season, most of us notice that the world around us (and possibly within as well!) gets a little more frenetic. The year is coming to a close and for those of us that celebrate it, Christmas is fast...

Cauliflower and Leek Soup

28th Oct 2021

This soup is perfect for light lunches on your own or to share with friends along with a crusty loaf of bread. Also makes the perfect light entrée. The creaminess of this soup will not disappoint! Difficulty: EasyServings: 4Preparation time...

Nutrition and Dementia

13th Oct 2021

Dementia results in declining cognitive and physical functioning which impact independence, and also the ability of individuals to maintain good nutrition and hydration levels. Shopping and cooking can become very challenging. It is common for people...

Recipe - Baked Rice Pudding

2nd Sep 2021

Is there any other comfort food more satisfying than baked rice pudding? This dish puts the comfort in dessert. Chocolate option available too! Difficulty: EasyServings: 4Preparation time: 10 minutesCooktime: 40 minutes Ingredients 1/3 cups me...

National Meals on Wheels Day 2021

25th Aug 2021

Happy National Meals on Wheels Day to all our wonderful supporters. Thank you. ...

Food Fortification Ideas

10th Aug 2021

How to add extra protein and energy into foodIf you know of someone who has been losing weight without trying to they may be undernourished or malnourished. To help them gain weight again they should have their meals fortified with protein and energy...

Recipe - Chicken and Creamed Corn Soup

28th Jul 2021

Who can resist this favourite! And with 20 min cooking time it is the perfect soup to whip up whenever you need that warm and comforting feeling that only soup can deliver! Difficulty: EasyServings: 4Preparation time: 15 minutesCooktime: 20 minute...

Protein Video

14th Jul 2021

Protein from foods we eat, as well as using your muscles by being active helps to build and maintain healthy muscles. Losing muscles means losing strength, and increases the risk of falls. Meat, fish, chicken, eggs, nuts and ...

Recipe - Shakshuka

30th Jun 2021

This one-pan dish makes for a hearty meal, any time of day.Difficulty: Easy-ModerateServings: 4Preparation time: 5 minutesCooktime: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 x 400g tins diced tomato 1 red onion, thinly sliced 4 large kale leaves, stems removed ...

Food Allergies Video

17th Jun 2021

There is a common misconception that food allergies and food intolerances are the same. We can cater to those who may have food allergies or intolerances. This will be discussed during your initial assessment with y...

Vitamin D Video

26th May 2021

Vitamin D is important for your bones, teeth, muscles and your immune system. Spending at least 15 minutes outside in the sun helps you to maintain healthy Vitamin D levels.  In this video Corinne Cox, Meals on Wheels NSW Advance...

National Volunteer Week 2021

17th May 2021

It's National Volunteer Week, and we would like to thank our Volunteers who deliver so much more than just a meal. Our Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation, and without them, Meals on Wheels would cease to exist in the form it is today. ...

Recipe - Vegetarian Nourish Bowl

11th May 2021

Difficulty: Easy-ModerateServings: 4Preparation time: 5 minutesCooktime: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 4 large kale leaves, stems removed 1 head broccoli 4 eggs 1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, drained 1 cup cooked b...

Food Allergies and Intolerances

6th May 2021

Meals on Wheels can cater to those who need meals requiring consideration of food allergies. This will be discussed during your initial assessment with your local Meals on Wheels service. In this video Corinne Cox, Meals on Wheels NSW...

Thick & Hearty Soups

20th Apr 2021

With winter on the way why not have more soups on the menu. Soup meals can be easy, nourishing and enjoyable (and just may restore your energy!). Soup is a good way to get vegetables into your diet. Hearty and thick soups with plenty of vegetables ...

How is your appetite?

8th Apr 2021

Do you: • Eat very small meals • Split your ‘Meals on Wheels’ to make two meals • Only have dessert as your evening meal • Not feel like eating at all If you do any or all of the above, you may not be eating enoug...

Are you caring for someone with dementia?

30th Mar 2021

Good nutrition can be a challenge for anyone but for people living with dementia there can be special challenges. The challenges involving food and meal time will vary from person to person, from day to day, even from one meal to the next. The follo...

Shepherd’s Pie

23rd Mar 2021

Another old favourite, this recipe will make 4 serves. 250 grams mince ½ teaspoon mixed herbs 1 tablespoon plain flour 1 teaspoon stock powder or 1 beef stock cube 4 medium sized potatoes – cook and mash with a little butter and mil...

Diabetes Video

18th Mar 2021

Meals on Wheels can cater to those who may require diabetic friendly meals. This will be discussed during your initial assessment with your local Meals on Wheels service. In this video Corinne Cox, Meals on Wheels NSW Advanced Accredi...

Malnutrition Video

11th Mar 2021

It is estimated that 40% of older Australians who live at home are at risk of malnutrition. Our nutritionally dense meals are designed with older people in mind. Meals on Wheels developed the National Meal Guidelines, the first do...

Cooking for one or two

23rd Feb 2021

Preparing food in small amounts can be challenging. If you are cooking just for yourself you could be tempted to skip meals or resort to just having ‘tea and toast’. Don’t give in! To be well nourished it is important not to skip me...

Milk and other dairy foods

18th Feb 2021

Dairy foods are nutritious. Try to include dairy foods at both main meals and snack time. Dairy foods include milk, cheese, yoghurt and custard. These foods supply protein, fat, minerals (especially calcium) vitamins and carbohydrate. Milk includes ...

The importance of eating enough protein

12th Feb 2021

The risk of being poorly nourished increases with age. Not eating enough of the right foods can lead to poor nutrition, undesirable weight loss and loss of muscle. Decreased muscle mass means loss of strength and increased frailty. Muscle loss has be...

Volunteer Profile - Sue Szumowski

1st Feb 2021

Sue has worked as a volunteer with Inverell Meals on Wheels for 21 Years. Sue dedicates her time 1 day a month but is always readily available if needed, this was certainly demonstrated during the height of Covid, when many of our elderly volunteers...

Staff Profile - Kerrie

21st Jan 2021

The wonderful and vivacious Kerrie has been with us since June 2020. After working many years with Caltex both here and in Glen Innes so is now the Meals Coordinator at Inverell Meals on Wheels. Kerry oversees the ordering of meals for all our clien...

Police Volunteers

14th Jan 2021

Officers from Inverell Police have assisted us in visiting client recently. As well as Debbie Turner who helps us on a daily basis.Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who help to keep our wheels in motion!You are welcome to help us for one day...