Nutrition

Mealtime assistance

Having someone help you eat is one thing but having a separate feeding room makes resident blogger Kathleen Mears anxious. 

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From tree to table

One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat. 

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Skipping snacks

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea. 

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A winning recipe

One retirement community whipped up a resident's award-winning recipe for all to enjoy.

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A new market for seniors

Episcopal Senior Communities is growing its produce markets, which offer fresh and affordable produce for California seniors. 

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A dysphagia cook-off

Master’s students serve up dysphagia-friendly recipes in a cooking competition final. 

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Age-friendly dining

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate?

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A second helping

Resident blogger Kathy Mears dishes on proper etiquette for extra food portions.

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Cooking up nostalgia

Grandma’s cooking brings back fond memories for Senior Editor Nicole Stempak who considers the power—and importance—of food traditions. 

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Finally, a side of hummus

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears loves hummus. Rules prevent residents from keeping refrigerated food, so she’s advocated for activities to serve it for three years. Victory has never tasted so good.

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