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Healthy Eating for Older Adults in the New Year

As they say, “New year, new you!” Ringing in the new year is often the push people need to start a healthy eating plan and stick with it. These articles each highlight the importance of…Read More

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Updated ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines and the Prevention of CVD

Guidelines for Managing Cholesterol Becky Dorner & Associates The current standard of care for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and treatment is outlined in the Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, released by the American…Read More

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Applying Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to Older Adults

Evelyn is an 80-year-old woman who is alert, oriented and physically active. She is worried about her younger sister June, who is 70 and very sedentary. June has begun to have memory loss and is…Read More

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The Latest Dysphagia-Related News

Causes of dysphagia can range from tongue weakness after a stroke to a blockage in the esophagus. But whatever the root cause of the condition, it presents challenges in the nutrition care of patients with…Read More

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November is American Diabetes Month!

November is American Diabetes Month, nationally recognized to spread awareness of the risk factors, dangers and prevention of diabetes. Below we’ve compiled helpful articles and tools from the industry’s leading knowledge sources on diabetes to…Read More

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Healthy Aging: Obesity, Depression and Finding Purpose

Healthy aging involves more than just nutrition and exercise—it encompasses mental and emotional health as well. And more than that, all of those aspects play off of one another. If you’re following a healthy diet,…Read More

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Disaster and Emergency Planning Tools and Resources

In light of recent natural disasters, we’re providing a collection of tips, resources and courses on food safety and emergency planning to help food, nutrition and medical professionals prepare and survive during emergency situations. Food…Read More

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October Industry News: Standards for Care, Best Practices and Prevention Methods

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Nutrition Journal of the Academy of Nutrition…Read More

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How Lifestyle Impacts Blood Pressure, and How Blood Pressure Affects Quality of Life

Not only does high blood pressure stem from the way we live our lives, but it also has a significant impact on how our lives play out in the future. As a nutrition care professional…Read More

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FDA Recognizes 8 New Carbs as Dietary Fiber

On June 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration recognized eight new carbohydrates as dietary fiber, which is found to have positive effects on human health. The eight carbohydrates include: Sugarcane fiber and apple fiber…Read More

Hot Topics in Long Term Care from ADA FNCE 2010

Hot Topics in Nutrition Care for Older Adults from ADA FNCE 2010  The American Dietetic Association (ADA) held its annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE) in Boston November 6-9, 2010. It was a… Read More

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The MDS 3.0 is Here! Are you Ready?

The long awaited MDS 3.0 is finally here and all nursing homes must be ready to implement on October 1, 2010. That means a whole new process and many changes in data collection, interview process,… Read More

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