Decreased Plate Waste

A Sign of Meeting Resident Needs
      In addition to working as a dietitian consultant for health care facilities in Nebraska and South Dakota and being an active member of the Gerontological Nutritionists dietetic practice group, Adele Huls, MA, RD, is a PhD candidate in Human Nutrition at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Her research focuses on the effects of nutrition on physical, cognitive, and affective function in older persons living in long-term-care and assisted-living facilities and those living at home. Huls discusses some of the reasons why reducing plate waste and improving intake are important to the persons living in a long-term-care facility and those who operate it.
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