Information Only: New Dining Standards of Practice Resources are Available Now
New Dining Practice Standards: An interdisciplinary task force, sponsored by the Pioneer Network and the Rothschild Foundation,
has released new dining practice recommendations for nursing home residents.
• Expanding Diet Options for Older Individuals: Research has indicated that many older individuals may not need to be limited
to very restrictive diets, pureed foods, and thickened liquids even though they may have many chronic conditions. Conversely,
restricting food choices can result in loss of appetite and eventual weight loss.
• Surveyor Training Video: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing a new 24-minute video training
product to all survey agencies with information on new dining standards of practice and therapeutic diets. This video, which
is an introduction to the New Dining Practice Standards, was developed by several national professional organizations.