Addressing Food and Nutrition Issues in the Auditor General’s Report - Webinar Series

Important: Due to COVID-19, the “Addressing Food and Nutrition Issues in the Auditor General’s Report” webinar series has been postponed. Your education is our priority, and we will update all registrants soon of the new event details. Questions? Email

Members: $95 or sign up for all 4 sessions for only $340 (save $40)
Non-Members: $140 or sign up for all 4 sessions for only $520 (save $40)

The 2019 Auditor General’s Report found significant issues around the management and delivery of food and nutrition in long-term care homes. These concerns include the dining room experience; meeting residents’ nutritional care needs; food quality and safety; food purchasing; and, performance measurement. 

Sign up for this webinar series to learn about cost-effective strategies your home can implement to align with the Report’s recommendations while meeting dining preferences for seniors in your care.

Webinar 1
Thursday, March 26, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm

  Maintaining Quality Food and Nutrition Even When You’re Working Short
Many of the concerns about food and nutrition raised in the 2019 Auditor General’s Report are related to the ongoing difficulties many homes face with staffing shortages. This webinar will illustrate the links between the Report’s findings, recommendations and staffing and present actionable strategies for working with the staffing challenge while delivering quality food and nutrition to residents. 

> Get an overview of the Auditor General’s findings and recommendations related to food and nutrition and how they are affected by staffing shortages.
> Learn ways to optimally allocate staff to ensure residents are meeting their dietary and nutritional needs in a safe environment. 
> Identify practical solutions to address staffing shortages in the delivery of food and nutrition.

Carol Donovan, President, RD, Seasons Care Dietitian Network 

Webinar 2
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm 

  Proactive Hydration Management in LTC
Dehydration is estimated to be present in nearly half of long-term care residents and was flagged in the Auditor General’s Report, given the significant risks it poses to resident health. Through this webinar, you’ll learn more about what is required, the steps to take with a hydration management program and get pointers for encouraging residents to stay hydrated. 
> Discuss the importance of hydration for older adults and how to recognize dehydration.
> Learn how to initiate a hydration management program or enhance an existing program.
> Review pertinent regulations and quality benchmarks for hydration management.
> Know how to effectively use electronic systems and tracking for hydration management in long-term care.

Stacey Scaman, Corporate Dietitian, Seasons Care Dietitian Network

Webinar 3
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm 

  From Menu to Table: Healthy and Practical Approaches to Meal Planning
The 2019 Auditor General’s Report highlighted that long-term care menus are inadequate in recommended nutrients and that residents are commonly offered food and drinks high in sugar and sodium. Learn the challenges with menu planning and develop strategies to ensure your residents benefit from best practices and policies dedicated to food safety and quality.

> Understand best practices for menu planning that meet the needs of residents in long-term care.
> Learn how to take into consideration Canada’s Food Guide and Dietary Reference Intakes and integrate them during menu planning. 
> Recognize practice and policy options that can support high quality menu planning while balancing resident preference.

Leslie Whittington-Carter, Public Affairs Manager, Dietitians of Canada


Webinar 4
Thursday, May 28, 2020
10:00am – 12:00pm

  New Frontiers in Dining: How Technologies Can Aid Menu Planning
Technology has the potential to address challenges around the consistent application of up-to-date resident food preferences and requirements, while increasing resident engagement in menu planning. Join us to explore how to leverage technology in care planning, leading to a better tailored dining experience for your residents.

> Become familiar with how technologies can increase the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of the dining room experience. 
> Learn how to use care planning digital technologies to support dining in long-term care.  

Jane Sinclair, General Manager, Health and Emergency Services, County of Simcoe;
Sue Graham-Nutter, CEO, The Rekai Centres; 
Craig D. Eaton, Director, Business Development – Senior Living Solutions, Compass Group Canada


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