Providing aged care solutions

Aged Care Nutrition and Hydration

After identifying a growing gap in aged care for consistent and reliable nutrition and hydration services, Food Solutions stepped into fill the need. Now nearly two decades on, Food Solutions is one of the largest providers for aged care services across Australia.

Experienced and focused solely in aged care, with more than 470 years combined experience, our highly qualified team provides 24/7 dietitian services, speech pathology and foodservices assistance and support to aged care staff and their residents.

Here you can get to know our team a little better and read more about our backgrounds and specialties. If you have any questions or would like to speak to any of our team directly please contact us on 1300 850 246.

Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

I’m Samantha Murray, Founder and Director of Food Solutions Diet Consultants, one of Australia’s only specialised aged care nutrition and speech pathology consultancy groups.

I’m a qualified dietitian from Queensland University of Technology and started my career working at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane where I was awarded Mater New Graduate of the Year. It was here that I got my first glimpse into my passion when I worked with older clients in the rehabilitation unit, which I loved. It was also when I got a taste for private practice, consulting on the weekends in a GP practice.

Determined to have diverse career experiences, I went to work in a health retreat, which was amazing and I got the opportunity to work with some incredible people with even more incredible backgrounds. But I kept feeling like I wasn’t making a big difference in the lives of others.

It wasn’t until I moved into the food industry and consulted to aged care that I knew I found my true calling. After seeing a huge gap for consistent, reliable, expert dietitians and speech pathologists, I moved from working alone in my own practice to building an industry leading team and brand under Food Solutions Diet Consultants. The rest, as they say, is history.

I have made it my mission in life to address the aged care malnutrition epidemic and help Australians over 65 achieve good health and well-being. As a result of my work in this area, I have also had the opportunity to serve on the board of the Dietitians Association Queensland for several years and have regularly contributed articles on the topics of health and nutrition in leading aged care magazines.

Leadership Team

Yvonne Feeley

Yvonne Feeley

Dietetics Manager

Qualifications
BSc, DipND, MHSc, APD, AN

Memberships
Dietitians Australia, Mental Health Professionals Network

Special Interests
Aged Care, Mental Health
Caitlin Zowtyj

Caitlin Zowtyj

Speech Pathology Manager

Qualifications
Bachelor of Speech Pathology Flinders University

Memberships
Speech Pathology Australia (CPSP)

Special Interests
Dysphagia and communication management in aged care, neurological disorders, food services.
Melissa Ruffa

Melissa Ruffa

Foodservice Manager

Qualifications
Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics, Deakin University

Memberships
Dietitians Australia

Special Interests
Diabetes, Foodservices
Steph Arnold

Stacey Arnold

Manager - People & Culture

Steph Longden

Steph Longden

office Manager

Dietitians Australia

Don’t let your residents or budget experience the side effects of malnutrition or dysphagia.
Call us on 1300 850 246 or email and request a call back.

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