Becky Dorner Blog

Your expert resource for in-depth articles on the nutrition and healthcare industry.

Connect with us:

Industry News Category

Facility manager talking with the chef

Are You Ready for IDDSI Implementation This Month?

The time is here! May 1, 2019, is the official launch date for IDDSI implementation in the U.S. Implementation for your facility will take time, and that’s okay! Our hope is that by sharing resources…Read More

Older women hula hooping in the park

May is Older Americans Month!

This month is Older Americans Month! In honor of this month-long observation established by the Administration for Community Living, last month we shared a few articles related to Older Americans Month and nutrition for the…Read More

It’s Celiac Awareness Month!

Celiac Awareness Month is here! Last month we helped you prepare for this month-long observation supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness by sharing a few resources to help you broaden your knowledge of…Read More

May is Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness Month, a month-long observation made throughout the U.S. each May, supported by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. This observance is intended to raise awareness of celiac disease and advocate for…Read More

Get Ready for Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month! Established by the Administration for Community Living, this month-long observation was created to celebrate older adults, bring awareness to their needs and encourage their involvement in the community. Learn more…Read More

March is National Kidney Month!

The kidneys are responsible for performing many important functions, such as maintaining overall fluid balance, filtering out waste from the blood (including medications and toxic substances), creating urine and creating hormones that help produce red…Read More

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework & Adoption

We’ve waited a long time for a standardized framework for foods and liquids for our patients with dysphagia, and it’s finally here! Now is the time to start adopting the new framework in your organization.…Read More

Adopting the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative: Now is the Time!

Marsha is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) and Clinical Nutrition Coordinator for a small chain of skilled nursing facilities. When attending the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Academy) Food and Nutrition Conference in October 2018,…Read More

February is American Heart Month!

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.? That’s why this month is so important—let's create awareness about the importance of heart health,…Read More

Older adults in nursing home eating a balanced meal

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

Testing cholesterol

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

Older adults exercising

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