How the Food You Eat Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to focus on improving your health, learn ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer, and also remember that food is medicine. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. The types of food that we ingest…

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Diving into National Seafood Month

Salmon and ingredients

October is National Seafood Month – a time to dive into new flavors, pick out proteins that are key ingredients to a number of dishes, and in turn, sustainably sourced seafood when possible. At Morrison Living, our culinarians are no strangers to seafood and recognize the value of this food group year-round. Health Benefits of…

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

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Each year, Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. While we uplift the Hispanic & Latinx community throughout the year, this month-long occasion provides a great opportunity to reflect and celebrate their contributions, cultures, and the collective progress that has been made. At Morrison Living, we are honored to…

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Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

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By: Kristina Valbuena, MS, RDN Are most of your mornings on the go? Do you find it difficult to choose a breakfast that is both satiating and nourishing, or find yourself skipping breakfast as a whole? Yep, we’ve all been there.  You’ve probably heard “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” While we…

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Women in Culinary Leading in the Kitchen

chef Marianne headshot in front of fountain

Born and raised off the eastern shore of Maryland, Chef Marianne Zdobysz has spent most of her career working over 2,000 miles away along the west coast. From Seattle to Los Angeles, and even Alaska – her journey up and down the Pacific has awarded the invaluable experiences infused in her ethnically diverse cooking style.…

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Why Outsource Senior Living Dining Services

Morrison Living servers smiling with residents in community at the table

What is Outsourcing? Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring an outside company to perform tasks, handle operations, or provide services. It is an effective strategy to increase staff retention, improve training, and enhance performance – allowing organizations to focus on other business needs while having the details taken care of by outside experts. The…

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3 Reasons to Eat Local this Summer

chef with fresh tomatoes

By: Brittany Kuhl MS, RD, LDNs Have you ever eaten a fresh tomato straight from the garden or farm? If you have, you know just how delightful the tender, juicy vegetable can be. Often, foods from large grocery stores, especially produce, just can’t compete with items that come “straight from the field.” What does “locally…

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Bridging The Generational Gap: A Senior, A Chef, and A Story to Tell

Chef Dave and Natasha at White Sands Community

The beauty of ‘ships – friendships, relationships, partnerships, is that they can start so unexpectedly. Take David B. and Natasha J. for example. The two met at Human Good’s White Sands La Jolla, the only beachfront retirement community located in the entire state of California. David, the community’s senior executive chef better known as Chef…

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Top 3 Culinary Innovations in Senior Living

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By: Jae Church, Corporate Executive Chef The senior living landscape is ever-changing, but one facet remains the same: high-quality meals are essential. Food is universal, meaning all residents deserve the best there is to offer. That’s where Morrison Living’s culinarians excel. Here are the top three culinary innovations residents in our communities can’t get enough…

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Keeping the MIND Diet Top of Mind in Senior Living Communities

MIND diet in senior living communities

By: Kelly Strobeck, Regional Clinical Dietitian July is Culinary Arts Month – a fitting time to explore one of the most popular diets designed to improve brain function and slow the decline in brain health associated with aging: The MIND diet! Our culinarians play a huge role in incorporating various foods into menus and special…

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