Huntington, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
AHF's March Symposium offers education sessions on the Affordable Care Act, Building a Culture of Health, Hot Issues in Foodservice and more. Food service directors, culinary professionals, dietitians and other professionals will be educated by top speakers Georgie Shockey, BS; Kelly Morrison, RD, CSG, LDN; Carolyn Tobin, BS; Will Chizmar.
According to the "Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition," 1 in 3 hospitalized patients is malnourished upon admission and up to 50% of patients with digestive issues are admitted to the hospital malnourished. Sadly, 60,000 people with dysphagia die each year from malnutrition.
Smoothe Foods introduces their line of pureed foods to the Philadelphia and South Jersey market during the symposium. Smoothe Foods offers a convenient & delicious option in soft foods to help stop malnutrition among the tens of millions of people who cannot eat solid foods. The soft pureed diet a patient receives during their hospital or rehab stay often ends when they return home.
"By offering nutritious, tasty pureed meals at home or in a facility, we can encourage patients to eat, and reduce the chance of readmission to the hospital," says Karen Betz, founder of Smoothe Foods.
Smoothe Foods addresses the need for good pureed meals at a critical time when 80 million Baby Boomers could potentially flood the healthcare market. "By delivering our meals to a facility or directly to the home, we make it easier for healthcare industry to supply convenient nutrition when most needed," says Betz.
"We had to create a new category of food options since traditionally, people who need soft pureed foods have been ignored," states Betz. "We are committed to reduce malnutrition through education and great meals. We need to work together with hospitals, nursing homes, HHC agencies and other institutions. Every person who comes in contact with a patient plays an important role in their nutritional care." We encourage everyone to come visit our booth at the Philadelphia South Jersey Chapter of Association for Healthcare Foodservice March 13, 2014.
About Smoothe Foods
Smoothe Foods is a line of soft and pureed menu items that are nutritious and great tasting. The company ships nationwide, and focuses on providing gourmet meals that are preservative-free and filler-free to help ensure those with special dietary needs meet and maintain daily dietary allowances.
For more information, visit http://www.smoothefoods.com, or call (631) 424-4005 or email info(at)smoothefoods(dot)com.