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How to Choose a Nutrition Supplement

By Jessie Carpenter, MA, MS, RD, LD, Owner of Nutrition Prescription LLC Nutritional drinks or supplements, like Ensure and Boost, have become popular for individuals who require additional nutrients or have difficulty meeting their calorie and protein needs through regular food intake alone. This article will guide you through a dietitian's lens of the uses, … Continue reading How to Choose a Nutrition Supplement

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ACE YOUR LTC ROTATION WITH THIS PRACTICAL GUIDE

I am happy to report that I have updated my practical guide for student dietitians. Here is a short preview: Abstract:       Working in long-term care for over thirty years has been rewarding and challenging. I'm amazed at how many things have changed since I began. For example, when I started, there were no clear … Continue reading ACE YOUR LTC ROTATION WITH THIS PRACTICAL GUIDE

Creating a Nutrition Diagnosis Statement

For a Patient with Co-morbidities Initial Information: Mr. Lee is a 79-year-old nursing home resident with CHF, CKD (stage 3), and DM. He also has a pressure injury on his coccyx. There are several things to consider when calculating his nutrition needs. The first is, what are Mr. Lee’s goals for nutrition, and how does … Continue reading Creating a Nutrition Diagnosis Statement

Stepping into a Dietitian’s Shoes for Fifteen Minutes By Melany Rivera

Giving nutritional advice is not just telling the patient or client what to eat and not to eat. It is a lot about getting to know the person and meet them where they are at.Melany Rivera When I applied to go to Middle Tennessee State University, I did not realize the plethora of experience that … Continue reading Stepping into a Dietitian’s Shoes for Fifteen Minutes By Melany Rivera