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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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Making a Difference: Mary Litchford, PhD, RDN, LDN, February 2016

What is your mission/vision? The mission of my professional career in dietetics and of my company, CASE Software & Books, is to reignite RDNs original passion for medical knowledge, to think beyond their current level… Read More

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The Great BMI Debate

One of my RDNs posed this question recently related to BMI levels for older adults: I’ve been seeing transfer notes from the hospital and other nursing homes with diet/nutrition histories where RDNs are charting that… Read More

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Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Disease

Most of us can say that our lives have been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia in some way, and with the aging of America, the number of people affected by this condition continues to… Read More

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Making a Difference: Kathy Warwick, RDN, LDN, CDE, January 2016

What is your Mission/Vision? By 2030, 1 out of 5 Americans will be over the age of 65, and 1 out of 4 of these older adults will have diabetes. Diabetes alone is the cause… Read More

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Shattering 7 Myths about Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment

Guest blogger: Mary Litchford PHD, RDN, LDN Myth # 1: I’m too busy to learn how to do Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment (NFPA). Keeping clinical skills consistent with current standards of practice in dietetics is…Read More

Meeting the Challenge: Diabetes Management Strategies for an Aging Population

Guest blogger: Kathy Warwick, RD, CDE There is a big gray wave on the horizon and we need to prepare for the aging population. By the year 2030, one in five Americans or 72 million…Read More

How Will the 2014 NPUAP/EPUAP/PPPIA Nutrition Guidelines for Pressure Ulcers Impact Your Practice?

Guest Blogger: Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND, Co-Chair Nutrition Guidelines Small Work Group In 2009, after a four year collaboration with the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP), the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory…Read More

CMS Regulations for Nursing Homes Regarding Meal Times and the 14 Hour Rule

CMS Regulations for Nursing Homes

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Advancing Nutritional Care for Older Adults

  Author(s): Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND In the older adult population, the consequences of malnutrition can have a major impact on health, such as unintended weight loss, sarcopenia, frailty, and delayed healing of pressure ulcers…. Read More

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Nutritional Needs for Older Adults During Times of Stress and Trauma

Older adults need additional calories, protein and other nutrients during periods of stress Critical illness or chronic conditions like trauma, injury, burns, wounds, pressure ulcers, major surgery, or sepsis cause a stress response that can… Read More

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Keeping Seniors Fit: How Health Care Professionals Can Assist Older Adults to Avoid Sarcopenia

Health care professionals who care for older adults can help prevent and treat Sarcopenia. Approximately 45% of the older adults in the U.S. are affected by sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass, function, quality,… Read More

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Should Obese Older Adults in Health Care Communities Be Encouraged to Lose Weight?

  The obesity epidemic challenges health care professionals who care for older adults. Our next great challenge in working with the nutritional needs of older adults in health care communities will be one that we… Read More

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