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May’s Note from Becky

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At Becky Dorner & Associates, we’re dedicated to advocating for excellence in nutrition care, and that means bringing you the latest in nutrition news to help you succeed. This month is Older Americans Month and Celiac Awareness Month. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, older Americans ages 55 and over make up…Read More

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Celiac Disease in Older Adults: Incidence and Management

Julia started a new job as the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) at a continuing care retirement community. She noticed that the community’s assisted living and skilled nursing units had a number of physician orders for…Read More

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Are You Ready for IDDSI Implementation This Month?

The time is here! May 1, 2019, is the official launch date for IDDSI implementation in the U.S. Implementation for your facility will take time, and that’s okay! Our hope is that by sharing resources…Read More

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May is Older Americans Month!

This month is Older Americans Month! In honor of this month-long observation established by the Administration for Community Living, last month we shared a few articles related to Older Americans Month and nutrition for the…Read More

It’s Celiac Awareness Month!

Celiac Awareness Month is here! Last month we helped you prepare for this month-long observation supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness by sharing a few resources to help you broaden your knowledge of…Read More

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April’s Note from Becky

At Becky Dorner & Associates, we’re dedicated to advocating for excellence in nutrition care and optimizing health for older adults. This month I am pleased to share articles related to food insecurity, an issue that…Read More

May is Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness Month, a month-long observation made throughout the U.S. each May, supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. This observance is intended to raise awareness of celiac disease and advocate for…Read More

Get Ready for Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month! Established by the Administration for Community Living, this month-long observation was created to celebrate older adults, bring awareness to their needs and encourage their involvement in the community. Learn more…Read More

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Food Insecurity: A Nutrition Crisis On the Rise

Food insecurity is not having a consistent source of quality, nutritious foods. This phenomenon greatly affects older adults as many live alone and are not able to get to the grocery store. Watch the video…Read More

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Helping Seniors with Food Insecurity

Melanie is a registered dietitian nutritionist that works mainly with older adults. She provides consulting services to her local Meals on Wheels (MOW) program where her duties include writing menus and providing nutrition expertise for…Read More

March’s Note from Becky

March is National Nutrition Month® and also National Kidney Month. It's a time to shine the spotlight on nutrition and nutrition professionals who work tirelessly to help people improve their quality of life through better…Read More

March is National Kidney Month!

The kidneys are responsible for performing many important functions, such as maintaining overall fluid balance, filtering out waste from the blood (including medications and toxic substances), creating urine and creating hormones that help produce red…Read More

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework & Adoption

We’ve waited a long time for a standardized framework for foods and liquids for our patients with dysphagia, and it’s finally here! Now is the time to start adopting the new framework in your organization.…Read More

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