Ruminations on health, wellness and nutrition

Seasonal Menus Use Farm-to-Institution Local Foods

  Assisted Living Menus

Incorporating local foods into seasonal menus can increase resident satisfaction with institutional cooking in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes. When they lived independently, most people enjoyed variety in their diet based on the time of year, especially in the summer when fresh corn, tomatoes, peaches, strawberries, and other fruits and vegetables are …

Mama Knows Best


(This is part 1 of a 4 part series – TO BE a Gluten-Eater OR NOT TO BE a Gluten-Eater – That is the question). As a young boy, I ┬áremember countless dinner conversations where my mother, a registered dietitian, would playfully quiz my siblings and me on the vitamins and nutrients in our meal. …