Nutrition

Malnourishment: Your issue and mine

Malnourishment: Your issue and mine

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I was amazed how I lost 10 pounds while being in the hospital. I made a joke with a friend of mine who is a dietician about the "hospital diet." She became very serious and stated, "You know we do more harm than good to our patients by the lack of attention to malnourishment." In looking to the research, she is correct.

FDA nutrition guide released

FDA nutrition guide released

ESHA Research has published a new guide for understanding the FDA's changes the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels called "Cutting Through Labeling Confusion | New FDA Nutrition Facts Label Changes Guide."

Nestlé Health Science launches ENactTM

Nestlé Health Science launches ENactTM

Nestlé Health Science has created a web-based, integrated enteral nutrition program called ENactTM, which is aimed to improve quality.

Nutrition plays important role for dementia residents

Nutrition plays important role for dementia residents

Senior living communities now have world-class dining options and produce engaging activities for residents of all ages.

Non-drug interventions reduce delirium: study

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Providers could reduce rates of delirium and its attendant injuries from falls and save the healthcare system $10 billion a year if they practiced better interventions, according to a new study.

NKF launches interactive nutrition portal

NKF launches interactive nutrition portal

The National Kidney Foundation has debuted My Food Coach, an interactive nutrition panel meant to allow people to easily manage nutritional requirements.

3D-printed food — coming soon to a long-term care dining room near you

3D-printed food — coming soon to a long-term care dining room near you

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Those Germans. They're even hungrier than caterpillars. After mastering the culinary artistry of Zwiebelkuchen, Schupfnudel, Maultaschen and Käsespätzle, which I'm not even going to bother defining because I'm so exhausted from figuring out how to type an umlaut, they've turned their prowess to creating 3D-printed food for residents in 1,000 German retirement homes.

Combo therapy aids nutrition

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Memory training combined with a Montessori-based approach to daily living can improve nutrition and reduce depression among those with dementia, a study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing finds.

Gold-medal intern wins fans

Gold-medal intern wins fans

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Fairhaven Manor's Amy Kotterman wasn't sure her incoming graduate student intern was the Katie Smith until receiving an unusual voicemail. Smith called to say she would miss a day of her upcoming rotation to attend a USA Basketball board meeting.

Report: Medicare should cover nutritional counseling for chronic conditions

Medicare should reimburse for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) — or consultations with a registered dietician — to prevent and treat chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, cancer and renal disease.

Vitamin and mineral supplements could improve long-term memory, study suggests

Adults who take vitamin and mineral supplements for 10 years exhibited better long-term memory skills than those who took placebos, according to a new study.