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How To Develop a Dining Strategy for Senior Living

The demographic and generational shifts occurring in our senior population, along with changes brought about by healthcare reform, are driving business planning in senior living and long-term care. Increasingly, senior living executives are turning to dining as a strategic focus because of the tremendous influence that the program has on health, wellness, social interaction, marketing

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Foodservice operations best practices: salad bar setup
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Is Your Foodservice Customer Satisfaction Impacted By These Common Mistakes?

Merchandising Strategies That Make a Difference. Most employers today know that offering healthy, fresh food from an on-premise café can benefit both employee satisfaction and company performance. But often café managers are not taught about effective merchandising strategies that can boost sales and customer satisfaction. Here are several common mistakes, along with quick fix suggestions

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Unidine's chef prepares healthy lunch options
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Three Tips to Encourage Healthier Workplace Eating Habits

Nutrition Behavior Modification Supports Employee Wellness Cigarette smoking in offices, driving without wearing a seatbelt, biking without a helmet… In the 1980s, these were all viewed as regular everyday behaviors. Today we recognize that all are dangerous health hazards and we’ve modified behavior as a society. In 2016, we know that half of American adults

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Dining Strategy Toolkit - Senior Living
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Exploring Dining Options in Senior Living: Five Key Factors

“In the past, many senior living executives acted like food and nutrition services existed in a silo,” says Steve Servant, Senior Vice President at Unidine. “But meals aren’t only about meeting nutritional and regulatory requirements. If you are still thinking that way, you are putting your organization at risk.” Today, senior living executives know that

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Foods that may slow Alzheimer's and other dementias
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Foodservice East Features Unidine’s Food Program That Helps Slow Altzheimer’s and Other Dementias

A new approach to senior living foodservice is focused on serving bite-sized, nutritious meals to memory care patients. Fresh BitesSM, the memory care nutrition program, helps prevent weight loss and allows patients to eat independently, without the use of utensils. Moreover, the program incorporates ingredients such as turmeric and broccoli that may help improve cognitive

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2015 Dietary Guidelines: Three Simple Steps to a Healthier Workplace

The federal government recently released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines which influence nutrition recommendations for home, school, work and local communities. Two notable changes were the recommendations to limit added sugars to less than 10% of calories per day and to limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day. According to the report, 90%

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Northeast Georgia Health System offers heart healthy cooking programs

Northeast Georgia Health System is offering heart healthy cooking classes and lectures aimed at teaching participants about making healthy living and eating choices. The sessions include mini-lectures by physicians, cooking demonstrations by chefs, such as making squash spaghetti and vegetable stock, and the sampling of prepared food. Dietitians are also on hand to answer participants’

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