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New Year, New Resources and Information for Nutrition Professionals

We have a great feeling that 2019 will be the best year yet for our fellow nutrition professionals, and want to help you succeed with the best tools and resources available. Get an energizing start…Read More

Guidelines for managing cholesterol

Guidelines for Managing Cholesterol

Kathleen’s parents and grandfathers all died because of heart disease. Now 65, she assumed her risk was probably high due to family history, her 20-year history of hypertension, and current overweight condition. She had made…Read More

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Making Mealtime Magic This Holiday Season

We want this holiday season to be a magical time for everyone, and the last thing you or your patients should be worried about is food. Take a look at our sample holiday menus for…Read More

Holiday Tips for Nutrition Professionals

The holidays are a time for loved ones to join together and celebrate timeless customs and traditions. But maintaining a healthy diet during the holidays may feel like a challenge for older adults with health…Read More

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International Awareness in October

October prompts awareness for two major health conditions that are responsible for a large percentage of deaths in the U.S: breast cancer and stroke. It’s so important that information on prevention and treatment is disseminated…Read More

September is Healthy Aging® Month!

Did you know that it’s September is Healthy Aging® Month? It’s all about bringing national attention to the positive aspects of growing older, how to embrace your age and how to live a healthy life… Read More

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September’s Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

In honor of September is Healthy Aging® Month, September’s tips for nutrition care professionals center around nutrition for the older adult. We’re focusing on our carefully crafted menu planning tool, as well as two CPE… Read More

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Links Between Nutrition and Health

For August we’ve compiled some recent articles on various ways that diet impacts health—from lowering the risk of mortality, to treating pressure injuries, to foodborne illness. These articles highlight the effects that food has on…Read More

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Guidelines

Alzheimer’s and dementia are diseases that take individuals through different stages, from initial signs of cognitive impairment to end of life care. Up until now, guidelines for professional caretakers haven’t specifically covered each area of…Read More

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Associations Between Polypharmacy and Cognitive and Physical Capability

Polypharmacy has been associated with negative effects on health, such as premature mortality, reduced cognitive and physical functioning, adverse drug interactions, medication non-adherence and more. In a study published on Medscape, the effects of “polypharmacy”… Read More

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Maintaining Physical & Mental Health

Maintaining both physical and mental health in old age is the key to living a happy and comfortable life as an aging adult. Below is a compilation of articles on various methods of maintaining cognitive…Read More

July’s Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

July’s tips range from no-utilities emergency meal planning and hurricane preparedness to effectively communicating new findings in nutrition research. With the peak of hurricane season quickly approaching, emergency planning and preparedness is something all healthcare…Read More