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Healthy Tips and Recipes for Institutions from The Vegetarian Resource Group
Accommodating Vegans in Assisted-Living Facilities
By Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD
As the population over 50 increases, we will see more and more assisted-living operations. Of course, these facilities will have to meet their clients’ various dietary needs and desires. This is where it can get difficult for the food service operator. It’s relatively easy to prepare 200 vegetarian entrées or 50 non-vegan desserts. It gets more complicated when you’re trying to please a mixed audience with limited cooking staff or cooking space.
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Eating More Meat, Dairy, and Other Unhealthful Foods Leads to Worse Aging
April 17, 2013
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