Jul 22, 2018
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National Nutrition Month® 2018: “Go Further with Food”

March is National Nutrition Month®; a yearly initiative sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and dedicated to the promotion and education of the importance of informed food choices, healthy lifestyle and physical activity. This year’s theme “Go Further with Food” is a reminder that the foods we choose to fuel or bodies with … [ Read More ]

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National Nutrition Month ®2017: “Put Your Best Fork Forward”

National Nutrition Month® is upon us again.  Each year in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month ®, a campaign aimed at increasing the public’s attention to the importance of good nutrition by the education and promotion of informed food choices, healthy lifestyle and physical activity. As a reminder that each … [ Read More ]

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CMS finalizes Long Term Care Regulations

CMS has published the final rules of the new Survey Requirements for Participation, and although the entire rule will be phased in over a 3 year period, Phase 1 of the rule becomes effective this November 28, 2016 and SNF’s are expected to be in compliance.   These final rules include changes for Food and Nutrition … [ Read More ]

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Does a Diagnosis Automatically Mean a Diet Order?

A therapeutic diet is intended to treat a disease or help manage a medical condition. Examples of diets often ordered for residents in long-term care facilities include: diabetic, renal, low sodium and low fat/low cholesterol diets. These therapeutic diets are not always warranted in the elderly population, however, where poor nutrition or malnutrition may be … [ Read More ]

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Can Chicken Soup Cure a Cold?

For generations, people have used chicken soup for their “go to” food when sick, but can it really cure a cold? By definition, the common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (the nose and throat). Numerous different viruses can cause a cold, so symptoms tend to vary, though generally include a … [ Read More ]

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National Nursing Home Week® is May 10-16th, 2015

National Nursing Home Week® is being celebrated this year the week of May 10-16th in skilled nursing facilities throughout America. The theme/ subtheme of this year’s week long celebration, as chosen by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) is “Bring on the Fiesta! … and Speak the Language of Familia, Vida and Amor (Family, Life … [ Read More ]

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National Nurses Week is May 6-12th, 2015

National Nurses Week is being celebrated this year May 6-12th. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has deemed the week as a time to celebrate the role nurses play in delivering the highest level of quality care to their patients. The week also helps educate the public on the kind of work nurses do and raises … [ Read More ]

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