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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FOOD & DINING – IDEAS FOR CHANGE

Activities directors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals,here is some great information
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Breakfast made to order
Bread machines on each hall
Family style dining
Restaurant style dining with Menus
Beer and Wine Tasting Events
Soda fountain
Ice cream sundae bars
Refrigerator and cupboard rights
Coffee bar
Happy hour – with real Alcoholic beverages
No clothing protectors – cloth napkins, aprons, nothing instead!
Themed Dinners – Mexican, Italian, Carnival Food, etc.
Ban the word “Feeder”
Barbeques and Picnics
Corn shucking and Bean Snapping parties
Around the Clock or Open Dining Times
Resident Food Committees
Afternoon Tea Parties
Cookouts – hotdogs, marshmallows, S’mores
Tablecloths and Real (not plastic) dishes
Condiments on table not in packets
Dining Music or Entertainment
Comfort Food Station
Healthy Food Bar
Staff Dine with Residents
Vegetable Gardens
Fishing – cook your Catch

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