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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

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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

Physical activity for older adults

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