May 2019 Newsletter


Celebrate Older Adults Month!
At Becky Dorner & Associates, we’re dedicated to advocating for excellence in nutrition care, and that means bringing you the latest in nutrition news to help you succeed. This month is Older Americans Month and Celiac Awareness Month. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, older Americans ages 55 and over make up 29% of our population, so it’s imperative that we do everything we can to support this population. In addition, Celiac Disease affects millions of Americans. With so many people living with this disease in our country, it’s time to further the research and awareness of CD.
During FNCE 2018, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics announced an implementation date of May 1, 2019 for the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). The implementation will take place over time, and we’re here to help with tips and resources to aid you in the process.
We continue to release new courses and publications including our brand new course on the CMS SOM Appendix PP for Nursing Homes, and our recently revised Policy & Procedure Manual which are available now.


Please provide us with some feedback on what we’re sharing – we want to be sure we are providing the kind of information and resources you need. You can email me at with comments, questions or suggestions any time. We love hearing from you!
Warmest wishes,
The Latest News in Health & Nutrition
for May
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 and information, we can help you get one step closer to successful implementation.
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May is Older Americans Month!
This month is Older Americans Month! Now that it’s finally here, we’re sharing even more resources to help you contribute to this celebration of older adults and learn more about their needs. Plus there’s a special menu we’ve put together to inspire ideas for Mother’s Day!
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It’s Celiac Awareness Month!
Celiac Awareness Month is here! Last month we helped you prepare for this observation by sharing a few resources to help you broaden your knowledge of Celiac Disease. This month we’ve collected a few more articles that discuss CD in older adults and the effects of a gluten-free diet on those without CD.
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New Publications and Self-Study Courses!
Policy and Procedure Manual
Policy and Procedure Manual
CPEs On Demand
If you missed one of our monthly webinars, you can watch the recording and earn valuable CPEs until the expiration date. Learn at your convenience and earn valuable CPEs at the same time!
View Our Most Recent Programs
New Webinars Available Now!
Reimbursement Opportunities in Post-Acute Care: Position Yourself for $uccess! Webinar
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IDDSI: Teamwork from Regulatory Requirements to Successful Implementation
Free Webinar brought to you by Hormel Health Labs!
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Upcoming Webinars – Save These Dates
May 9, 2019
Malnutrition in Post-Acute Care
Wendy Phillips, RD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND
In Collaboration with Today’s Dietitian
June 13, 2019
PDPM System
Brenda Richardson, MA, RD, LD, CD, FAND​​​​​​​
Inspiring Excellence in Nutrition Care
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