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Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that's lower than prison

  • Written by Cherie Hugo, Teaching Fellow, Nutrition & Dietetics, Bond University
Why is nursing home food so bad? Some spend just $6.08 per person a day – that's lower than prisonIf residents are given poor quality foods that don't meet their needs or preferences, they're less likely to eat it. Shutterstock

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety this week turned its attention to food and nutrition. The testimony of maggots in bins and rotting food in refrigerators was horrific.

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