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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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July’s Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

July’s tips range from no-utilities emergency meal planning and hurricane preparedness to effectively communicating new findings in nutrition research. With the peak of hurricane season quickly approaching, emergency planning and preparedness is something all healthcare…Read More

All About RDNs

Miscellaneous Questions What is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)? A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is a food and nutrition expert who has met specific academic and professional requirements including: Earned a bachelor's degree with course…Read More

Clinical Questions

Common Questions/Answers Fluids and Hydration What items should be counted in a fluid restriction? All fluids consumed are counted in millileters (mLs). 1 ounce = 30 mL, 4 ounces = 1/2 cup = 120 mL,…Read More

Professional & Business Questions

What can a dietitian offer to my AL Facility? A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) can offer so many valuable services to Assisted Living Facilities and their residents! The RDN is a crucial part of the… Read More

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Should Older Adults Ditch the Diet for the Holiday Season?

The smell of turkey roasting in the oven… The sight of the table set for a very special holiday gathering… Candles glowing brightly…Festive holiday music… The flavor of your favorite holiday dessert melting in your… Read More

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Becky Dorner Earns Prestigious Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy), the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, announced their national honorees and award winners in May 2017. Registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), Becky Dorner, was among a… Read More

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Helping Older Adults Put Their Best Fork Forward

As the RDN for a continuing care retirement community, you have been asked to do a presentation and a booth on good nutrition for older adults at an upcoming health fair. The audience will include… Read More

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Restrict or Liberalize? Therapeutic Diets for Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease

Richard is an 88 year old male who was hospitalized post myocardial infarction (MI) for placement of a stent and management of heart failure. Other than a diagnosis of hypertension which has been under control… Read More

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Making a Difference: Suzanne Quiring, RD

What is your mission/vision? My mission is to improve the dining experience for residents in health care communities (HCC) to be one that honors choice, is respectful regardless of a person’s level of care, and… Read More

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Making a Difference: Gretchen E. Robinson, MS, RDN, LDN, LD, FADA, FAND

What is your mission/vision? A dedicated member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics I have embraced multiple opportunities to provide leadership and service to long term care and community based facilities. I listened and… Read More

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Making a Difference: Candace S, Johnson, RDN, CGS, FAND

What is your mission/vision? To improve and affect lives of seniors with food and nutrition in all living settings. What have you done/are you doing to make a difference in the lives of aging/older adults?… Read More

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Making a Difference: Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND

What is your mission/vision? To live each day with faith, love and passion so that I may make a difference in people’s lives. I want to live each day to the fullest, be a life-long… Read More

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