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New Dining Practice Standards

Why are the New Dining Practice Standards important?

The new Dining Standards from the Pioneer Network are nationally agreed upon food and dining standards of practice that support individualized care and self-directed living instead of the traditional diagnosis-focused treatment for people living in skilled nursing communities.

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Medical evidence from recent research studies has demonstrated that restrictive diets for older individuals in long term care are of little benefit, and in fact can be detrimental.

  • These diets often cause residents to reject their meals, leading to weight loss. Restricting sugar, salt, or fat make little difference in blood sugar, blood pressure, or cholesterol in the older person.
  • Research evidence shows that a liberalized, regular diet for most residents can enhance quality of life as well as contribute to maintenance of health.
  • The concept of informed choice is key in supporting individuals to make choices about things that are important to them, including the foods they eat.

– Pioneer Network

How to get your 1 CEU

Complete the short form below then check your email. You’ll get a message that contains the link to the video and the link to the test.

Watch the video first. When you’re done, test your knowledge by taking the quiz. You will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon passing, and 1 CEU which qualifies under Florida Statute 58A-5.0191(6) for ALF Administrators required training and Manager/Staff required training (2 hours every year in Nutrition & Food Safety).

Questions? Let us know at info@SeniorNutrition.net.

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