July 2016 Ezine

Note from Becky

becky dornerWe are very pleased to announce the release of our 2016 Simplified Diet and Nutrition Care Manual! This book is ideal for assisted living facilities, nursing facilities and group homes. Take a peak at the table of contents and sample pages to see how thorough this book is. If you need more detail, check out the comprehensive edition. Both can be found from this page.

As always enjoy the news and resources we have to offer and have a fabulous month!


In the News

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FDA Calls for Less Salt in Processed Foods
Goals are set to assist in reducing the risk of blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

CMS Announces $22 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding for State Insurance Departments 
The additional grants will allow states to receive more funding for essential health benefits and preventive services.

Healthy Aging

Want to Stay Mobile as You Age? A Healthy Diet May Do the Trick!
A study published by the Journal of Nutrition shows that individuals are more likely to be able to continue performing ADLs as they grow older if they have been consuming a healthy diet.

Obesity in Older Adults and Life Expectancy with and without Cardiovascular Disease
A study determines that obese seniors live more of their years with heart disease.

How to Get Older Without Gaining a Bunch of Weight
A nutritious diet and an active lifestyle can maximize your health as you age.

Other News

How Telemedicine is Transforming Health Care
Healthcare has now entered the electronic revolution with doctors linking to patients by phone, email and webcam.

Global Emergence of Invasive Infections Caused by the Multidrug-Resistant Yeast Candida Auris
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a clinical alert to healthcare facilities to be aware of the emerging multi-drug resistant yeast that can cause invasive infections and a high mortality rate.

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
Invasive and unnecessary procedures were performed in the last two weeks of life.

Tips for Nutrition Care Professionals

Need an updated evidence-based reference including the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate?
Our 2016 Diet and Nutrition Care Manuals are hot off the press!

Are you unsure if your clients are drinking enough fluids this summer?
Check out our “Ask the Experts” page for help!

RDNs Making a Difference

Award winning RDN, Suzanne Cryst explains how we can share information on nutrition with other IDT members to create a major impact on the nutrition and well-being of our residents.

New! For Members Only

Free Temperature Chart
With temperatures rising outside, make sure you are keeping food out of the temperature danger zone!  Here is a handy reference with the proper temperatures to keep food safe!

Sign up for our free membership and then log in as a member to access even more free resources!

Technology Updates

MyPlate Turns 5 and is Celebrating with New Resources in 2016!
Check out the available resources including MyPlate My Wins and SuperTracker! The resources have been updated with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include a food, physical activity and weight tracking tool.


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