Sep 17, 2019
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Food Labels

  The food label is a graphic that tells you the nutritional value of the food you are eating. It can be found on packaged foods in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for mandating the food label and it’s claims. Food labels can be useful for all consumers. However, individuals … [ Read More ]

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Nutrition and Heart Health

The heart is an incredible muscle that works to pump blood throughout the body. Unfortunately, many individuals struggle with not-so-healthy hearts. 1 out of 4 American deaths can be attributed to heart disease and 1 in every 3 American adults suffer from hypertension. High risk factors for heart disease include increased LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL … [ Read More ]

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Nutritional Assessments for the Long-Term Care Resident

Nutrition assessment is the first step in the nutrition care process.  During this step, the dietitian gathers a variety of information about a specific individual. The purpose of the nutrition assessment is to gain pertinent information in order to adequately manage and prevent nutrition related health conditions. It is important to note that while the … [ Read More ]

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Nutrition Related Diagnostic Tests

Nutrition is an area that many believe can only be assessed via outside appearance. However, nutrition goes much deeper than the naked eye can see. In fact, nutrition affects our bodies to the very cellular level. A common way to assess nutritional status, aside from anthropometric measurements, is laboratory values. There are numerous laboratory values … [ Read More ]

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Food Safety

Foodborne illness is an interchangeable term for foodborne disease, foodborne infection or food poisoning. This umbrella terms defines a disease transmitted to people from food. There are more than 250 foodborne diseases that have been identified through research and they include a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites. According to the Center for Disease and … [ Read More ]

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End of Life Nutrition Care

As humans, we eat to give our body nutrients and provide energy in order to be able to carry out daily functions. However, as we age, our hunger and thirst changes throughout life. Ultimately, at the end of life, our body is in the process of shutting down and does not need as much food … [ Read More ]

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