More than just a meal

National Meal Guidelines launched against backdrop of funding uncertainty

February 22, 2017

The National Meal Guidelines were formally launched by the Minister Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP at Parliament House in Canberra last week. A transcript of his speech can be found here.

While AMOWA and Meals on Wheels continue to develop and forge ahead, funding uncertainly is threatening service viability. National AMOWA President Nelson Mathews highlighted this in his speech at the launch, calling for funding certainty and an extra $5 million dollars in the 2017 budget to address funding shortfalls and inequities. A transcript of his speech can be viewed here.


meeting attendees
The Minister for Aged Care and Minister from Indigenous Health, Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP (centre right) with (from left) Associate Professor Karen Walton, Project Leader, Smart Foods Centre, Wollongong University, and the Project Steering Group; Sharon Lawrence, Dietitian and DAA Representative; Nelson Mathews, AMOWA President and Steering Group Chair; Julie Bonnici, Manager Services Operations, SA Meals on Wheels; Duncan McDonald, Food Technologist.

Australian Meals on Wheels Conference 2017

February 8, 2017

Australian Meals on Wheels Conference 2017 (AMOWA2017), conference runs from 13 – 15 September 2017, Marriott Resort, Surfers Paradise Qld.


To ensure that services and volunteers have the opportunity to budget past the end of this financial year to attend the upcoming AMOWA National Conference, the Early Bird Deadline has been extended to the 31st July. Registrations must be received by close of business on this date to receive the early bird discounted rate.

Download the Conference Brochure here

Download the Conference Program here

Download the Registration Application Form here

The online registration link is: