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Healthy Eating for Older Adults in the New Year

Older adults in nursing home eating a balanced meal

As they say, “New year, new you!” Ringing in the new year is often the push people need to start a healthy eating plan and stick with it. These articles each highlight the importance of a healthy diet and how to embrace a healthy eating stye. Feel free to share…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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Making a Difference: Elizabeth (Liz) Friedrich, MPH, RDN, CSG, LDN, FAND

What is your mission/vision?   My vision is that every health care community is staffed with health care providers that understand and support the New Dining Practice Standards. What you have done/are doing to make a… Read More

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Is Weight Loss Appropriate For Older Overweight and Obese Adults?

Your 76 year old patient Edna proudly tells you that without even trying, her weight is down from 145 to 124 pounds in just 6 months. At 5’1” tall and 145 pounds her BMI was… Read More

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Making a Difference: Suzanne C Cryst, RDN, CSG, LD

What is your mission/vision? Making a difference each day. To know at the end of a day, a resident’s quality of life has improved, burdens lifted, a smile has been shared… if even for a… Read More

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Making a Difference: Mary Ellen Posthauer RDN, CD, LD, FAND

Mission/Vision My passion dietetics includes engaging in life long learning and finding a balance that includes family, faith, community and profession. What have you done/are doing to make a difference in the lives of aging/older… Read More

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Making a Difference: Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND, May 2016

Mission/Vision I wrote my mission statement in 1999. To excel in Life by: Living and walking in a manner worthy of God in my personal and professional life. Being devoted to service in all aspects of… Read More

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Making a Difference: Janet Skates MS, RD, LDN FADA, April 2016

Mission/Vision My mission is to raise the level of nutrition practice by providing superior service for patients, healthcare professionals, and businesses. What have you done/are doing to make a difference in the lives of aging/older… Read More

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Dysphagia: Diagnosis, Treatment and Controversies

Have you ever swallowed and had food “go down the wrong way”? For an estimated 15-40% of adults over the age of 60 this is a constant concern. Dysphagia is simply defined as any difficulty…Read More

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