July’s tips range from no-utilities emergency meal planning and hurricane preparedness to effectively communicating new findings in nutrition research. With the peak of hurricane season quickly approaching, emergency planning and preparedness is something all healthcare professionals should be thinking about.
3-Day Emergency Meal Plan
Becky Dorner & Associates
When an emergency strikes and the power goes out, food service providers for facilities like hospitals and nursing homes must think critically about how best to use the food that’s available. We’ve crafted a detailed emergency meal plan full of helpful tips, instructions and sample meal plans to help you effectively and safely continue food services in the event of an emergency.
Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC weighs in with helpful tips and resources for preparing for a hurricane, stocking up on emergency supplies, making a plan for evacuation, protecting older adults and more. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30, so researching and planning is critical to be prepared before the peak of the season in August. This article links out to other helpful articles and resources from the CDC on hurricane preparedness.
Communicating Nutrition Research
In our society, so many diets and health fads are trending, often because of poor translation of or bias in nutrition studies. This is why it’s so important for dietitians to be able to accurately translate complicated studies to the general public, as well as to detect bias or misconduct in research.