Dietetics in Health Care Communities

We are a group of Registered Dietitians Nutritionists, Diet Technicians, and other Food and Nutrition professionals who provide consultation in senior health and housing communities. Our group has seasoned dietitians and new RDs to the area and to the profession.
We have meetings twice a year. Anyone is welcome to join and/or attend our meetings.

The meetings consist of half-day or full day trainings with speakers ranging from physicians, dietitians, and health care and industry professionals. The topics are focused on the older adult/geriatric resident, as this is our target population. The meetings are an excellent way to network. RDs are very willing to share their expertise and experience with the group.

Next meeting: November 10, 2022. 5.5 CEUs requested. Topics include: Cultural Compentcy, Update on House Bill 2600, Food Allergies, and Panel discussion of Seasoned Consultant Dietitians -Tips, Tricks and Advice from Seasoned  RDs in the field.

If you are interested in receiving a flyer about our next meeting, please email:  

Info on past meetings:

Presenters at past meetings have included:

  • Exploring the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM),   CMS Initiatives and Nutrition; Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND, LTC Nutrition Expert; ACADEMY Finance and Audit Committee; Past-Chair, ANDPAC

  • Informed Consent and Managed Risk Agreements in the Long Term Care Setting and nutrition/hydration: Gwen Dayton, JD, CHC, General Counsel & Executive Vice President: Oregon Health Care Association

  • Update on the new Oregon House Bill 2600, Jeanne Bristol, RDN-Client Care Community Based Care Surveyor, State of Oregon: Learn about new requirement for all CBC facilities kitchens to be surveyed yearly
  • IDDSI – Chapter 2: Hurdles After Implementation: Kim Bargay, RD, LD, Corporate Dietitian, Marquis Companies

  • Enteral Feeding administration problem solving for Consultant Dietitians in LTC. More than just formula recommendations from the RD now:  Kara Abbas, MS, RDN, LD, CD, Client Relations Director, Epic Medical Solutions

If you are interested in joining our practice group, please email: