Treating Malnutrition: Your Health, Your Way, Your Table

June 10th, 2020

This week, as a cap to our posts for Older Americans Month, we would like to raise awareness of a grant received by Susan Saffel-Shrier to aid in nutrition research for older adults.

Grant title: Implementation of a Collaborative Malnutrition-Focused Transition of Care and Referral Process.

The grant is funded by the USDHHS, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living and totals approximately $1 million. This grant is investigating RDN provided medical nutrition therapy in the prevention of hospital readmissions among malnourished community-living older adults. The project is in its first year of a three-year grant. Susan Saffel-Shrier, MS, RDN, CD, Certified Gerontologist and professor at the University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine is the principal investigator with Amy Covington, MS, RDN, CD, also from the U of U, and Charlotte Vincent, PhD, RDN, CD from the Utah Department of Aging and Adult Services as co-investigators.

If you have a patient or client who is at risk or has malnutrition, please consider referring them to the study. Participants need to be 60+ years of age, willing to received HDM, and have been discharged from the hospital in the last 6 months.

Please contact Amy Covington if you need further information or with a referral. She can be contacted at: 385-377-4268 or

Susan and Amy have also developed some malnutrition education outreach materials specific to COVID-19. Download them below!

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Preventing and Treating Malnutrition in Older Adults

May 25th, 2020

May is Older Americans Month and this week, Robin Aufdenkampe and Wendy Phillips share a companion piece to last week’s post! Nearly half of older adults either are malnourished or are at significant risk for malnutrition, a disease that is most often recognized by loss of muscle and/or fat stores, weight loss, being underweight, a reduced […]

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Make Your Mark in Caring for Older Adults!

May 19th, 2020

May is Older Americans Month and this week, we’re excited to have a guest post by Wendy Phillips that is meant to be shared with your clients and patients!  Spring is a beautiful time in Utah, and the month of May has brought us bright blue skies and a return to outdoor activities. Despite the […]

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2020 UAND Emerging Dietetic Leader: Christina Aguilar, MD, RDN, CHES

May 12th, 2020

The Emerging Dietetic Leader Award recognizes the competence and activities of dietitians, regardless of age, who have made distinctive contributions early in their dietetics careers. They must have been in practice not less than 5 years and not greater than 15 years. The recipient of this award for 2020 is Christina Aguilar. Christina Aguilar is […]

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2020 UAND Awards

April 23rd, 2020

We are so excited to announce our 2020 UAND Award Winners and Scholarship Recipients! Please take some extra time to congratulate them as normally, we’re able to honor them at our Annual Meeting. Be sure to follow along here in the coming months as we highlight each of them and their accomplishments.   Emerging Dietetic […]

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9 Podcasts for the Dietitian Entrepreneur

April 14th, 2020

Building your private practice can be daunting. Often, dietetic programs and internships are insufficient in business management education. So how can dietitians educate themselves on business management? A simple and cost-free approach is listening to podcasts. There are over 700,00 active podcasts and hundreds, if not thousands of those are business and entrepreneur podcasts; but as […]

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UAND Member Spotlight: Ashley Quadros

April 8th, 2020

Meet UAND Member Ashley Quadros, MS, RDN, CD! How many years have you been a dietitian? How long have you been a member of UAND? 4 Where do you currently work and what do you love about it? Harmons Grocery. The variety of activities I get to do in my work. How has UAND membership […]

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Free Continuing Education Resources for Dietitians

March 24th, 2020

In the current state of affairs, aka COVID-19, it can be difficult to maintain career responsibilities such as keeping up with continuing education credits. Especially now that the annual UAND conference has been cancelled. Workarounds to provide those hours are still being discussed as most of our members rely on the annual conference for many […]

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9 Tips for a New-to-Utah Dietitian

March 17th, 2020

Are you planning on moving to Utah? Or are you a student about to begin your dietetics career? Or do you just want to find more ways to connect with fellow RDs? Either way this list is for you! We’ve compiled everything you need to know about starting your career and networking here in Utah. […]

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UAND Member Spotlight: Rickelle Richards

March 11th, 2020

Meet UAND Member Rickelle Richards, PhD, MPH, RDN, CD! How many years have you been a dietitian? How long have you been a member of UAND? 11 years for both Where do you currently work and what do you love about it? Brigham Young University, interaction with students is the most rewarding part of my […]

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