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Holiday Tips for Nutrition Professionals

Holiday Tips for Nutrition Professionals

With the holidays right around the corner, food will likely play a big role in many celebrations and gatherings. But let’s not to forget the importance of nutrition and food safety in the midst of all the excitement.

Giving the Gift of Food and Nutrition

Becky Dorner & Associates
When purchasing gifts for older adults, we can give food and nutrition-related gifts that help enhance everyday life and nutritional status.

 Holiday Food Safety

U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Safe food preparation may be the last thing on your mind when preparing for the holidays. But it should actually be your top priority, especially when preparing food for older adults with weakened immune systems. The FDA provides helpful food safety tips.

Lots of People, Lots of Leftovers

Fight BAC!
Preparing food for the holidays often means there are a lot of people handling food, which can mean more chances to mishandle and contaminate food. This article gives tips for planning, shopping, preparing and handling leftovers.

Hand Washing 101

ServSafe
In honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week, we’re bringing attention to the importance of washing your hands during the holidays (and every day). Washing your hands is something that is always a good precaution, but should be done extra carefully when preparing food.

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