January 2017 Newsletter

Note from Becky

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your holiday season and you are refreshed and ready for an exciting 2017. We are kicking off our 2017 webinar series with important information on the new International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) brought to you by the co-chairs of the committee. This is exciting news as it is the first international guideline on dysphagia food and fluid consistencies. We hope you will join us for this special presentation, and watch for many new programs coming soon. Wishing you a happy, healthy 2017!


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Prediction of Menu Trends for 2017
The National Restaurant Association surveys over 1,300 professional chefs and highlights food trends for 2017.

USDA Revises Guidance on Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste
Updated information on product labeling was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aimed at reducing food waste.

Rehabilitation, LTCFs Now Included on CMS Compare Website
The comparison of providers, facilities, and health plans associated with inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals can now be done on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Healthy Aging

Top 10 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Older Adults
The American Geriatric’s Society Health in Aging foundation recommends 10 healthy resolutions for seniors.

The Power of Simple Life Changes to Prevent Heart Disease
A recent research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that lifestyle changes can reduce risk of heart disease as well as other diseases. Providers should be made aware of the potential of drug interactions.

Yoga Called Good Medicine for High Blood Pressure
New study indicates that individuals at risk of developing hypertension that participate in yoga can reduce their blood pressure levels.

Dialysis Patients May Walk Their Way to Better Health 
A new research study shows that even a few minutes of walking a day can benefit individuals with advanced kidney failure.

Other News

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Ballot Released
Congratulations to all candidates who are dedicated to leading us into our second century! Please review the ballot and plan to vote from February 1-22.

Celebrate Pride in Food Service Week!
Recognize nutrition and food service staff by celebrating Pride in Food Service Week February 6-10, 2017. For more information visit ANFP.

An Intergenerational Model of Care for Long-Term Care Facilities
This unique facility in Washington allows opportunities for intergenerational programs on a daily basis.

New Fine-Dining Club, Great Views, Pureed Food
With a new year upon us, there are some healthcare trends including gourmet food and fabulous views.  

Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

MNT Made Easy for Healthcare Communities
Learn how to comply with MDS 3.0, CMS regulations and guidance, incorporate the Academy’s Nutrition Care Process into documentation system, and stay current with standards of practice and competencies.

The Obesity Challenge: Weight Management in Older Adults
Access essential tools and knowledge to meet the evolving needs of this growing population. This book includes information on obesity trends, assessment and care plan, clinical documentation forms, and educational handouts.

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Taking Accurate Temperatures
Helpful instructions on how to take accurate temperatures including: choosing the right thermometer, calibrating bimetallic thermometers, taking temperatures with metal stem thermometers; minimum cooking, holding and reheating temperatures; minimum food temperatures and holding times for reheating foods for hot holding, plus a sample forms.

Technology Updates

The Further with Food Website 
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Rockefeller Foundation, USDA, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have partnered to provide resources to aid in cutting the nation’s food waste in half by 2030.

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans goes Mobile!
The Dietary Guidelines are now available in convenient formats compatible with mobile phones, tablets, and e-readers.

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