September 2021 Newsletter



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Enjoy every moment, cherish every memory!

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an observance that is near and dear to my heart. This yearly event not only raises awareness of Alzheimer’s, but also combats the stigma around dementia—something that can be so difficult for the families of those who are suffering. My mother suffered from dementia for many years, and I now understand completely why they call it “the long goodbye”. It’s a heartbreaking condition, but you learn to focus on all the positives along the way. It’s essential to remember that people with Alzheimer’s or dementia have valid thoughts and feelings, and we should honor their wishes as much as possible while keeping them safe, cherishing them and helping them maintain their identity, dignity and self-worth. Most of all, remember that as the disease progresses, they tend to live in the moment. So do your best to create as much joy as possible in each moment! You will treasure those joyful memories for a lifetime.

Of course all of September’s focus topics put the spotlight on the need for better nutrition. Alzheimer’s prevention methods center around healthy foods that support cognitive function. COVID-19 updates suggest dietary changes and supplements can increase the body’s ability to fight infection. Spotlight on Malnutrition Month helps raise awareness of this serious condition and the crucial role that registered dietitian nutritionists paly in identifying and treating it.

Diet is at the center of numerous issues, and as nutrition professionals we have the knowledge to make a difference! What will you do to encourage change? Please feel free to email me at to share comments or questions.

P.S. The new 2021 Diet and Nutrition Care Manual is available for purchase! Join thousands of health care facilities nationwide that use our manual to guide nutrition care and menu choices. In addition, you can save on webinars when you bundle—and then decide which topics you’re interested in later.

Warmest Regards,


The Latest News in Health & Nutrition
for September


World Alzheimer’s Month 2021

This yearly event not only raises awareness of Alzheimer’s, but also combats the stigma around dementia. It’s a global effort to offer a space for support and education about these diseases.


Spotlight on Malnutrition Month & Malnutrition Awareness Week 2021

Nutrition professionals play a crucial role in identifying and treating malnutrition. Learn more about The Academy’s Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii).


September is “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters” Month

It’s time to grab your shopping cart and head to the produce section; It’s National Fruits and Veggies Month! Help raise awareness about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.


Latest COVID-19 Updates for September

Latest updates touch on nursing home regulations, food service guidance, COVID booster shots and dietary supplements that may help improve the body’s infection-fighting capabilities.

New Manuals & CPE Courses


Building a Healthier, More Resilient Brain Self-Study Course

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Wound Healing Bundle

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Medical Nutrition Therapy for Children with Special Health Care Needs Self-Study Course

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Review of the Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025 Self-Study Course

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Diet and Nutrition Care Manual

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Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes: Best Practices 2021 and Beyond Self-Study Course

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Upcoming Webinars

September 16, 2021

Feeding Adults Through the Continuum of Care, Part 2: Enteral Nutrition Support

Elizabeth Wall, MS, RDN-AP, CNSC

October 14, 2021

Key Methodologies in Diagnosing Malnutrition
A Joint Webinar with Today’s Dietitian 

Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, CNSC, LD, FAND, FASPEN
Registration will be on the Today’s Dietitian Website

New Webinars Available Now!


Feeding Adults Through the Continuum of Care: Part II Enteral Nutrition Support


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Feeding Adults through the Continuum of Care: Part I Parenteral Nutrition Support


Putting the Pieces Together:
Protein Energy Wasting in Chronic Kidney Disease

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