Dietitians Explain Why a Balanced Bowl is Good For You

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By now we’ve all seen those Instagram-worthy balanced bowls packed with beautiful colors and enticing foods, but do you know the health benefits that come with it? Our dietitians love adding balanced bowls to the menu because you can mix and add different whole grains, lean proteins, legumes, and nutritious vegetables to create the perfect…

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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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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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Why Outsource Senior Living Dining Services

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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

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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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Keeping the MIND Diet Top of Mind in Senior Living Communities

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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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June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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By: Paige Lueken, MS, RDN, LDN  Alzheimer’s Disease: What is it, and Why is it Prevalent in the Elderly? Like any other organ in our body, the brain can wear down. As we age, one of the most common brain disorders that can develop is Alzheimer’s disease. 1 in 10 people over age 65 develop…

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Mental Health: Are you caring for your mental well-being?

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By: Ashley Breidenstein, RD, LDN This past year has most likely tested your mental capabilities and strengths on several occasions. As we have all experienced rapid changes in our personal lives, at work, in our finances, etc., we may have put our mental health on the back burner as we went into fight or flight…

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The Plant-Based Diet: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It

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By Kristin Zweneman, MS, RD, CSG, LD If you’ve always considered yourself a “meat and potatoes” kind of person, don’t let the term “plant-based diet” kale your vibe! Following a plant-based diet may mean that you follow vegetarian or vegan meal patterns, but it may also mean that you simply eat meat and other animal-based…

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Heart-Healthy Foods You Should be Eating Regularly

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By Emilie Matthaei, RD You gotta nourish to flourish! Eating a heart-healthy diet is a form of self-care. It’s good for our hearts and one of the ways proven to lower heart disease risk. February is American Heart Month, a fitting time to focus on the organ linked to feelings and emotion, the heart. Your…

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