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MNT for Kidney Disease – What are the Best Resources for MNT?

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If you ask any clinical dietitian what the most challenging subject is for patients to understand and adopt, a common answer is “renal disease.” Most registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) working in acute or post-acute care… Read More

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Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

What is the right strategy for managing diabetes in older adults? Do they require intensive diabetes management? The correct answer is - maybe! For purposes of this article, “older adult” is defined as a person…Read More

Understanding Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Medications for Type 2 Diabetes

Individualized treatment plans are a must for successful diabetes management. The plan of care will depend on a patient’s comorbidities, preferences (including cost and access considerations), and level of intensity of glycemic management required1. Lifestyle…Read More

Is My Patient’s Blood Sugar Too Low?

Is My Patient’s Blood Sugar Too Low?

When treating adults with diabetes, most health care professionals focus on normalizing blood glucose levels and preventing hyperglycemia. But for most older adults, hypoglycemia is a bigger concern. Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypoglycemia…Read More

Diabetes Best Practices: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Diabetes Best Practices: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Keeping abreast of the latest guidelines for diabetes treatment can be daunting. Fortunately, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) makes it more manageable by publishing the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Standards) in the Diabetes…Read More

Sometimes All it Takes is a Big Heart

Sometimes All it Takes is a Big Heart

February is American Heart Month and Cancer Prevention Month! And did you know that National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week takes place February 22–28? As nutrition professionals, we can all do our part in increasing…Read More

Food Service & Regulatory Issues

Pride in Foodservice Week & FAQs for Food Service & Regulatory Issues

The 31st annual Pride in Food Service Week is February 7–11 this year. Food service teams in nursing homes, hospitals and recovery centers have weathered a lot of changes during the COVID-19 pandemic and deserve…Read More

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), “By age 6, girls especially start to express concerns about their own weight or shape. 40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about their weight…Read More

Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. According to the American Association For Cancer Research (AACR) “Research has shown that more than 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed and nearly half of all deaths from cancer…Read More

February is National Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease remains the leading killer of both men and women in the United States. As we age, protecting heart health becomes increasingly important. February is heart month so it's the perfect time to support…Read More

Regulatory Questions

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…Read More

Food Service Questions

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



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