Apr 23, 2018
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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is held annually every March and is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign aims to focus on the importance of making informed nutrition decisions and developing good nutrition and physical activity habits. The theme for 2016 is “Savor the Flavor of Eating … [ Read More ]

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Electrolytes

Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other bodily fluids that carry electric charge. Electrolytes affect the following bodily functions: the acidity or pH of your blood, muscle function, the amount of water in the body and many other functions. The concentration of electrolytes in the body is controlled by a variety of hormones which … [ Read More ]

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Holiday Food Safety

The holidays are a time when food is at the center of the celebrations. There are many ingredients to all meals, however the most important ingredient is food safety! There are many ways to keep food safety at the forefront of preparation. First and foremost, make sure to wash hands often and prepare foods on … [ Read More ]

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Nutrition and Alzheimer’s

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with thinking, behavior and memory.  Symptoms usually develop over time and can become severe enough that a person is not able to function on their own. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of all dementia cases. The majority of … [ Read More ]

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Avian Influenza

Avian influenza is the disease caused by infection with the bird flu Type A viruses. This virus can affect wild aquatic birds and domestic poultry and other bird species. This virus does not normally infect humans. In December of 2014, the USDA confirmed the presence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus in domestic and … [ Read More ]

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Person Centered Dining

Person centered care involves residents being better able to direct what services they receive. This way residents can continue to lead a life that is both meaningful and have a feeling of control. Person centered dining includes a myriad of things, including letting the resident decide who they sit with. Instead of having assigned seats, … [ Read More ]

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Dysphagia

Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing or that it takes more time and effort to move food or liquids from your mouth. Occasional difficulty swallowing, for example when you eat too fast or don’t thoroughly chew food, usually isn’t a cause for concern. However, persistent difficulty swallowing can be a serious medical condition and requires treatment by … [ Read More ]

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Renal Nutrition

The kidneys are a vital organ, doing many functions that we are unaware of on a daily basis. The kidneys are involved in the following processes: filtering the blood, balancing fluid content in the body, activating vitamin D to maintain healthy bones, removing extra fluid and water from the body and many other functions. When … [ Read More ]

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