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March’s Note from Becky

March is National Nutrition Month® and also National Kidney Month. It's a time to shine the spotlight on nutrition and nutrition professionals who work tirelessly to help people improve their quality of life through better nutrition. We honor all RDNs as we celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 13,…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

Regulatory Questions

Federal Regulations Also refer to our Regulatory Tips & Resources page. Specific Questions Related to Federal Nursing Home Regulations Feeding Assistants Where can I find the feeding assistant's rule? I am very interested, as I…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

Food Service Questions

Leftovers Can I use "leftovers" in my facility? 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…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

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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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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