Apr 25, 2018
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September is National Food Safety Month

National Food Safety Month was created in 1994 to heighten the awareness about the importance of food safety education. This year’s theme is “Notorious Virus” and will explore how to protect your customers from some of the leading causes of foodborne illness- Norovirus and Hepatitis A. Food safety, by definition, is a scientific discipline describing … [ Read More ]

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Coumadin and Diet

Coumadin (warfarin sodium) is a prescription medicine used to treat blood clots and to lower the chance of blood clots forming in the body. Blood clots can cause strokes, heart attacks, or other serious conditions if they form in the legs or lungs, such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolisms. Coumadin decreases the body’s ability … [ Read More ]

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National Nursing Home Week 2016

National Nursing Home Week is being celebrated the week of May 8-14th this year in skilled nursing facilities all across America. This year’s theme for the week long celebration, as chosen by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), is “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart.” Skilled nursing care centers are each their own small, … [ Read More ]

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National Nurses Week 2016

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th – to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday, who is widely considered the founder of professional nursing. Nurses are the backbone of America’s healthcare system and the first line of defense in preventing illness and injury, which goes hand in hand with … [ Read More ]

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Health Care Food Service Workers Week™ 2015

Health care food service workers includes those who work in retirement homes, nursing homes, extended care and similar facilities. Food service workers in long-term health care operations work to provide food that is simple and nutritious. Typically operating on a budget, and working with a dietitian, foodservice managers and food service workers must take care … [ Read More ]

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September – National Food Safety Month

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 6 American’s get sick each year from foodborne illness. Adults 65 and older are at a higher risk for hospitalization and death from foodborne illness, and older adults residing in nursing homes are ten times more likely to die from bacterial gastroenteritis than the general population.  The … [ Read More ]

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National Cholesterol Education Month-September 2015

Cholesterol, the waxy, fat-like substance, is found in the walls of cells in all parts of the body, from the nervous system to the heart and other organs. Created in the liver, the human body uses the cholesterol it makes to perform multiple functions such as making hormones, bile acids, vitamin D, and other substances, … [ Read More ]

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National Dairy Month is about more than just Milk!

The USDA recommends that people nine years and older consume three servings of dairy products each day, however on average people are only consuming two servings per day. June is National Dairy Month and when thinking about this celebration, the first thought usually goes to milk, and milk means calcium. However, dairy products contain more … [ Read More ]

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