More than one in two aged care residents are malnourished in Australia. Malnutrition is partly attributed to the inadequate meeting of a resident’s needs around foods, food service, dining experience, culture and mealtime assistance. Costly complications associated with malnutrition can be mitigated by appropriate diet and lifestyle measures. While oral nutritional supplements(ONS) are commonly used for convenience, they are often met with a range of issues affecting uptake and effectiveness of ONS including resident dislike, poor ONS timing and staff non-compliance in administering ONS. Nourish Study’s objective was to investigate the effect of fortifying food in addition to staff education sessions in lieu of commercial ONS. Resident nutritional status, food satisfaction, quality of life, meal wastage and food/supplement costs were also tracked during the study. Results from the Nourish study will be presented along with cost benefit data to demonstrate a simple and cost-effective approach to the problem of malnutrition.