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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

Ace your LTC/Clinical Rotation

I am a RDN with over 25 years of experience in LTC. Over the past few years, I have been working with students as a preceptor. This led me to create four nutrition presentations that have proven to be helpful to student dietitians and diet technicians. In fact, I have recently updated the videos as … Continue reading Ace your LTC/Clinical Rotation

Shine Light on Vitamin D

Written by Stephanie Alvarez, Student Dietitian The sun has always symbolized Vitamin D. Also known as the Sunshine Vitamin, it stands out to be the only nutrient in the vitamin world chemically produced by humans. Vitamin D comes in two major forms – Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D2 is primarily found … Continue reading Shine Light on Vitamin D

Nutrition counseling for those on Warfarin

Working in long-term care, I often get questions about what foods to avoid when using the medication, Warfarin, also called Coumadin.  People report that they are told to stay away from foods that are high in Vitamin K.  Some also have questioned whether or not they could have leafy greens and cranberry juice. According to … Continue reading Nutrition counseling for those on Warfarin