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November Note from Becky

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This month of thanks and giving, we are thankful for you, our customers and subscribers. Although we face some serious challenges as health providers, we can focus on the positive and be thankful for all we have. However, we have to be aware that our nation’s workforce crisis is having…Read More

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Latest COVID-19 News for October

While COVID-19 continues to affect daily life for Americans, and citizens worldwide, one population has felt the impact significantly: older adults living in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Many cases of COVID-19 have occurred…Read More

National Healthcare Quality Week

National Healthcare Quality Week: What Does Quality Care Mean To You?

Quality health care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable is incredibly important. This month, the dedication and commitment of healthcare providers is being recognized nationally. As we celebrate the accomplishments of healthcare…Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month

Recognizing Mental Health Month and World Stroke Day in October

Mental Health Month was started more than 70 years ago to raise awareness for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The campaign raises awareness, provides education and shares the experiences of children, families…Read More

Bowl of Vegetables - National Vegetarian Month

Celebrate the Positive Benefits of Vegetarian Diets

Vegetarian diets are typically packed with plenty of vitamins A, B2, C and E, beta carotene, calcium and folate. The vegetarian diet can provide major health benefits from lower cholesterol to reduced risk of heart…Read More

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, advocates for Breast Cancer Awareness Month focus on increasing awareness and educating others about the disease. This annual campaign provides hope, inspiration and resources to help in the fight against breast cancer. Check…Read More

Hello September

Becky’s Note for September

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an observance that is near and dear to my heart. Millions of Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, but research has shown us that there are steps you can take…Read More

September is Hunger Action Month

Focusing on Malnutrition in September

September is Spotlight on Malnutrition Month, a time to focus on increasing awareness of the severity of malnutrition in our country. Malnutrition is a serious condition in which RDNs play a vital role in diagnosing…Read More

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New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Nutrition for Patients with Kidney Disease

Nutrition plays an important role in maintaining healthy kidneys, the prevention of kidney disease, and also for those who have kidney disease and want to limit its progression. Up until the recent release of updated…Read More

National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month, a great opportunity to raise awareness about the steps consumers can take to safely prepare food and protect themselves from foodborne illness. This is an issue that’s important…Read More

World Alzheimer's Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a time meant for focusing on Alzheimer’s research, awareness and prevention. Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds in America, making this a critical month to rally support, raise funds for…Read More

Natural Disasters and the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s hurricane season—in the middle of a pandemic—which means emergency planning probably looks a little different for most health care facilities. Infection control and food safety should be the focuses of any new disaster plan,…Read More

COVID-19 + hurricane

Combining COVID-19 and a Weather Emergency: A Recipe for Disaster?

 Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) have been helping acute and post acute care facilities navigate the stormy waters of COVID-19 for months. So, what happens when a weather emergency approaches a facility that is under COVID-19…Read More


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