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Fall Leaves - Hello October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are many ways for us to come together and increase awareness for women in need. About 1 in 8 U.S. women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and we want to give hope to those braving…Read More

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Use World Stroke Day 2019 to Increase Awareness & Help Prevent Strokes

World Stroke Day is recognized on October 29, 2019. This observance was created by the World Stroke Organization to bring awareness to the fact that strokes are preventable and to share information on how to…Read More

World Mental Health Day

Focus on Suicide Prevention on World Mental Health Day 2019

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is suicide prevention and taking “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness to the scale of suicide around the world and what you can do to…Read More

Exploring the Benefits of Plant-Based Eating During Vegetarian Awareness Month

October 1 was World Vegetarian Day, and the whole month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, an observance to spread the health benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet. Research shows that incorporating more plant-based foods…Read More

Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets for the Aging Population

Alexis is a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with older adults of varying ages in numerous settings including private practice, outpatient counseling and a skilled nursing facility with 60 long-term care beds (mainly complex medical…Read More

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September’s Note from Becky

The month of September is full of important observances including “Fruits and Veggies - More Matters” month, World Alzheimer’s Month and Malnutrition Awareness Week September 23-27. These are all issues that are important to the…Read More

Fruits and Vegetables

It’s “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters” Month

September is “Fruits and Veggies - More Matters” month! This month-long observance is designed to spread the importance of incorporating fruits and vegetables into your diet and making healthy lifestyle choices. Research confirms that maintaining…Read More

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Malnutrition, Frailty and the New CMS Patient Driven Payment Model

With the implementation date for the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) just around the corner, and Malnutrition Awareness Week quickly approaching, frailty is a great topic to bring into the mix. Industry professionals are…Read More

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign created by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness of and challenge the stigma around dementia. New studies are showing that there’s a link between Alzheimer’s disease and…Read More

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No Matter What the Age, More Fruits and Veggies Matter

Cynthia just celebrated her 55th birthday and says she is starting to “feel every bit her age”. Her dad has begun having memory issues at age 82, and Cynthia is worried that she may be…Read More

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“Wellness” at any Age

At Hazel’s 65th birthday celebration, her older sister asked if she had scheduled her initial “wellness” visit with her primary care physician (PCP). Hazel had enrolled in Medicare, but didn’t know anything about this. She…Read More

Healthcare professionals

The Latest in Industry News for August

Our goal is to keep nutrition professionals up-to-date on the latest industry news. Learn more about what’s happening with CMS RoP provisions and the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). CMS Seeks One-Year Delay for Some RoP…Read More

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August’s Note from Becky

August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. In order to promote wellness and healthy habits, you must first adopt them yourself. So let’s make this…Read More

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