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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