Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines

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Unit Information about the HLTAHA018 training material in this resource


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the planning and evaluating appropriate meals and menus based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and other dietary guidelines, in consultation with a dietitian to meet the nutritional needs of individuals within client groups. It involves the selection and planning of balanced meals, general menu planning principles and the development and evaluation of menus.

This unit applies to allied health assistants and should be performed under the direction and supervision (direct, indirect or remote) of a dietitian. Individuals will take responsibility for their own outputs and may participate in work teams. A range of well-developed skills and some discretion and judgement is required of workers.

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No equivalent unit.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.