Fresh Thinking Blog From Senior Living Culinary Group

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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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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LeadingAge Annual Conference in Boston
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Unidine at LeadingAge 2015 Annual Meeting & Expo

We are excited that the 2015 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo is being held in Boston, Unidine’s hometown, and we are trying “wicked hahd” to make your experience extra special. Be sure to visit us at Booth 946 for fresh thinking, refreshing Hydrate for Health® infused water, prize drawings, compelling presentations and more. Highlights are listed below.

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Food First: A Fresh Alternative to Commercial Supplements

For decades, protein rich shakes and bars have been touted as effective nutritional solutions for the elderly and patients at risk for weight loss.  But in recent years the market has expanded to the general population seeking easy alternatives to a well-balanced diet. In fact, a report entitled Nutritional Supplements in the U.S. predicted sales would

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Making an Impact on Alzheimer’s Through Dining

As a progressive, debilitating disease, Alzheimer’s can significantly impact the enjoyment of dining and eating, reducing actual food intake and hydration.  As the disease progresses, those with Alzheimer’s are increasingly likely to develop both unhealthy and rapid weight loss due to reduced food intake. This acts as a catalyst for further progression of the disease

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