The Pandemic’s Impact on IDDSI

According to the Cleveland Clinic, more than 15 million Americans across the age spectrum have swallowing disorders such as dysphagia. Often, these individuals require foods and beverages to be modified—liquids thickened or foods puréed, for example—to prevent accidental choking or aspiration of liquids. Despite the prevalence of swallowing disorders and need for specialized nutrition, no […]

Nutrients for Immune Health

As an RD, you’re probably getting bombarded with questions from your clients, neighbors, friends, and family about which foods, snacks, and beverages can support their immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overwhelming amount of conflicting information in the media, on grocery stores shelves, and in advertising can really stress a person out. Especially since […]

FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Policy Changes

Last month, the FDA released new guidance to food manufacturers and the vending machine industry that temporarily relaxes food labeling requirements in an effort to help minimize the impact of food supply chain disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new policy contains nonbinding recommendations for food labeling and allows for the provisions outlined below. […]

Food Safety During COVID-19

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants around the country continue to offer takeout and delivery services and some are now starting to offer onsite dining at limited capacity as individual states allow. Many of our patients remain concerned about keeping themselves safe while still wanting to enjoy their favorite foods and support local […]

The RD’s Role in COVID-19 Acute Care

With thousands of patients across the country hospitalized due to COVID-19, the RD’s role in acute care—from assessing patients’ nutrition status to preventing malnutrition—is more important than ever. While COVID-19 can lead to death even among otherwise healthy patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that it’s more prevalent in those with underlying […]