1-Day Workshop

Food for Thought - The Deep Seated Issue of Choice

Contact Info:

call (414) 258-3649


email [email protected]


None scheduled at this time



8:30 AM to 3: 30 PM

Lunch, beverages and snacks included


Use the New Dining Practice Standards to enhance resident directed dining.




This workshop focuses on resident-directed dining, bringing the principles and practices of the New Dining Best Practice Standards to your organization in an experiential and practical manner. If you are in households or neighborhoods, it will spark new energy in your teams and generate an excitement about resident-directed life. If you are committed to resident-directed life but still operate in a traditional organization, this workshop helps you identify first steps and serves as a guide for your journey.


Learn practical ways to maximize autonomy and individualization in dining by honoring residents’ food and beverage preferences through cost effective choice and accessibility. Understand the importance of personal choice and pleasurable dining experience in defining quality of life at home and in community life.  Learn from the successes of others who have successfully implemented resident-directed dining through both simple approaches and major system changes.


Taught by Linda Bump, a registered dietitian and licensed nursing home administrator who authored and presented the white paper, “The Deep Seated Issue of Choice,” for the CMS/Pioneer Network Creating Home II national symposia on Culture Change and the Food and Dining Requirements. Linda also participated in the Pioneer Network Task Force that developed the “New Dining Practice Standards” as well as the recently-released toolkit which helps homes implement the new standards.



The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) has approved this program for 6 participant/credit hours. 

Approval has also been granted for 6 clock hours for Registered Dietitians and Certified Dietary Managers.


Pricing:  A single registration is $120. If sending more than one person from the same organization, registration is $99 per attendee.  


Send 5 people and receive a free copy of the DVD Nourish the Body and Soul (a $99 value).


Sessions begin at 8:30am and adjourn at 3:30pm. Lunch is provided.


Find out how your organization can host our workshops.  Contact Marsha Poulsen by email [email protected] or phone: (414) 258-3649.

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Contact LaVrene Norton

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