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Regulatory Questions

Federal Regulations   Specific Questions Related to Federal Nursing Home Regulations Also refer to our Regulatory Tips & Resources page. Feeding Assistants F Tag 811 of the CMS State Operations Manual outlines guidelines for paid feeding assistants. Each state must determine if it will follow the federal rule as written,…Read More

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Food Service Questions

Leftovers Any food that is leftover (food that was meant to be served for a meal, but was not all served), should be used as follows: Leftovers should be covered, labeled and dated, then stored…Read More

Nutrition Recommendations Your Clients Can Take to Heart

 Heart disease remains the number one killer in the U.S. for both men and women. February is a great month to encourage your clients to renew their commitment to heart healthy habits February’s focus on…Read More

2022 road ahead

Becky’s Note for January

Happy 2022! I sincerely hope you enjoyed the holidays with your friends and family—in whatever form you were able to celebrate—and are feeling excited about this new year ahead of us. 2021 was, for many,…Read More

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60% of those affected are unaware of their disease. Nutrition professionals are often the first line of education for clients and…Read More

2022 Food Trends

Present and Future: State of Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Trends, Pride in Foodservice Week

Food and nutrition is always changing. But in this post-pandemic world with supply chain shortages and new COVID-19 variants continuing to emerge, sometimes it's tough to keep up with changes and updates on nutrition. But…Read More

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January 2022 COVID-19 Updates

As of January 2022, the Omicron Variant of COVId-19 had been detected in most states and is rapidly increasing the number of COVID-19 cases in America. This surge is causing some understandable unease and worry,…Read More

New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolutions For A Better And Healthier 2022

Let’s face it—New Year’s resolutions can be hard to stick to. Many people, your patients and clients included, may try to set big, beautiful, and oftentimes lofty goals in the hopes that things will be…Read More

CMS Regulations for Nursing Homes Regarding Meal Times and the 14 Hour Rule

CMS Regulations for Nursing Homes

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Hello December

Becky’s Note for December

The entire team at Becky Dorner & Associates would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season. 2021 has been yet another challenging year for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and…Read More

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The Great Resignation Epidemic: What Is It And How To Beat It?

What’s the number one thing that keeps top performing employees happy at their jobs? According to research by Gallup, it’s career growth opportunities. In a survey done with Amazon in June 2021, Gallup found that…Read More

COVID-19 booster shot

December Update on COVID-19

Roughly 195 million Americans have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, bringing the percentage of vaccinated Americans up to 59.2%. With the winter approaching and booster shots becoming readily available, it’s important to keep your patients…Read More

New Year's resolutions

End 2021 on a Good Bite

As the end of 2021 nears, we’ve compiled some of the latest news and trends in the food and nutrition industry. As nutrition professionals, you are the first line of defense when it comes to…Read More


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