Food

Senior nutrition: Making healthy options appealing

Senior nutrition: Making healthy options appealing

It's no secret that eating well is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

Unidine acquires FAME Food Management

Unidine Corporation has bought Boston-based FAME Food Management Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

No reason for the horror of this dining service

No reason for the horror of this dining service

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Food. It's important. I once foolishly tried to go several weeks without any. I almost died and was finally forced to start eating again. Evidence suggests I overcorrected, so it's definitely a fine line.

Having family members at meals does not improve nursing home residents' food intake, study shows

Having family members at meals does not improve nursing home residents' food intake, study shows

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Nursing home residents do not eat much more when their family members are present at mealtimes, even though caregivers provide more assistance, according to recently published study results.

Difficult eaters ahead

Difficult eaters ahead

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Food. I eat it, savor it, crave it and can't seem to live without it — and I suspect I'm not alone. Talk to any long-term care resident, and he or she will almost certainly list it as one of the most important factors in his or her dissatisfaction, right behind the low quality of the coffee and the bad attitude of that new aide who hands out meds like the recipients have leprosy.

Ask the nursing expert ... about restorative dining

Ask the nursing expert ... about restorative dining

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I am a director of nursing in a 130-bed facility with three nursing units and we would like to start a restorative dining program. Could you make some suggestions?

Diet restrictions might not matter after a certain age, study finds

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Restricting the diet of people 75 and older may not make them healthier, according to a recent study.

More than 8.3 million seniors are food insecure, analysis says

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Almost 15% of American seniors live with the threat of hunger, new research finds. The consequences could have huge implications for the providers who take care of them, experts say.

Food for thought: A few extra pounds can prolong life

A pair of new studies analyzes the effects of food on longevity and aging. While one finds that healthy eating helps to extend life, another finds that having a few extra pounds is not a bad idea either.