You've heard of paddock to plate, but now a freezer to fork movement is helping remote and regional communities access specialist healthy, affordable and stress-free food.
Former Tamworthian Lauren Sneddon knows exactly what it's like trying to access disability services in the country.
So when she was given the chance to be a part of a company bridging those gaps in Tamworth, Armidale and the whole New England, it was the realisation of a goal.
"My family lives in Tamworth and I grew up here. There's huge unmet demand for specialist food services for local people with disabilities," Ms Sneddon said.
My family lives in Tamworth and I grew up here. There's huge unmet demand for specialist food services for local people with disabilities.Lauren Sneddon
Not anymore. Kinela, as part of their specialist support program to foster independent living, is now enabling access to specially designed meals.
Over 1600 members of the New England community are eligible to get the meals through NDIS. People who have previously never had an option like this before.
"Many NDIS participants are focused on obtaining practical support services, and the importance of a healthy and balanced diet can be overlooked in the process," Ms Sneddon explained.
"Yet good nutrition is one of the most effective ways to achieve better health and prevent chronic illness."
The team of disability nutritionists work closely with each participant to develop a specific meal plan.
Their chefs then prepare the food ensuring ongoing access to a range of healthy, nutritious meals all of which can be frozen and stockpiled when necessary.
Best of all: they are then delivered straight to your home.
"Living with a disability can be immensely challenging and when access to healthy food is limited or preparation difficult, good eating habits and overall wellbeing can be compromised."
From her own experience Ms Sneddon says there are often very few choices for specialist support like this outside of metropolitan areas.
By using online consultation and home delivery, Kinela is able to support NDIS participants throughout New England with personalised plans to help them reach their goals.
Visit kinela.com for more.