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September’s Note from Becky

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The month of September is full of important observances including “Fruits and Veggies - More Matters” month, World Alzheimer’s Month and Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27. These are all issues that are important to the profession, so I hope you will take some time to review some of this information…Read More

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Fruits and Vegetables

It’s “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters” Month

September is “Fruits and Veggies - More Matters” month! This month-long observance is designed to spread the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet and making healthy lifestyle choices. Research confirms that maintaining…Read More

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Malnutrition, Frailty and the New CMS Patient Driven Payment Model

With the implementation date for the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) just around the corner, and Malnutrition Awareness Week quickly approaching, frailty is a great topic to bring into the mix. Industry professionals are…Read More

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign created by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma around dementia. New studies are showing that there’s a link between Alzheimer’s disease and…Read More

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No Matter What the Age, More Fruits and Veggies Matter

Cynthia just celebrated her 55th birthday and says she is starting to “feel every bit her age”. Her dad has begun having memory issues at age 82, and Cynthia is worried that she may be…Read More

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“Wellness” at any Age

At Hazel’s 65th birthday celebration, her older sister asked if she had scheduled her initial “wellness” visit with her primary care physician (PCP). Hazel had enrolled in Medicare, but didn’t know anything about this. She…Read More

Healthcare professionals

The Latest in Industry News for August

Our goal is to keep nutrition professionals up-to-date on the latest industry news. Learn more about what’s happening with CMS RoP provisions and the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). CMS Seeks One-Year Delay for Some RoP…Read More

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August’s Note from Becky

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. In order to promote wellness and healthy habits, you must first adopt them yourself. So let’s make this…Read More

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Celebrate National Wellness Month

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. The articles we compiled below discuss nutrition, exercise and standards of care—all the things that we hope you…Read More

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Emergency and Disaster Planning

The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year, which means we’re in the thick of it right now! If you live in an at-risk area, it’s important to stay up-to-date on…Read More

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Play It Safe: Food Safety for Older Adults

George has been living alone since his wife recently passed. His wife did all the cooking, and George's skills are limited to reheating food on the stove or in the microwave. His daughter June worried…Read More

July’s Note from Becky

Hooray! Summer is here! It's a great time for making delicious, fresh food and getting lots of exercise outdoors. Not to mention all of the fabulous picnics and outdoor parties! Did you know that July is…Read More

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July is National Picnic Month!

July is National Picnic Month, and there couldn’t be a better month for it! It’s important to soak up some vitamin D, exercise, and relax outside while you enjoy some fun foods with those you…Read More

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