A large amount of individuals with special needs benefit from following individualized diet plans. The appropriate diet plan can be prepared to prevent allergic reactions, ease the chewing and swallowing, treat a chronic condition such as renal failure, hypertension, or reflux or even as preventative for disease such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer. For people who have chewing and swallowing difficulty providing a texture modified diet may be essential to preventing choking or aspiration. For individuals with food allergies or food intolerances, consuming certain foods can trigger annoying irritation or even a life threatening attack. For those who have chronic renal failure, a therapeutic defined renal diet can impact the progression of the disease.
The Group Home Cookbook is a comprehensive especially designed for Group Homes. Each recipe in the cookbook provides guidelines for providing therapeutic and texture modified diets in a Group Home Setting or any home setting.
The recipes are delicious, simple, easy and economical to prepare. The cookbook simplifies the task of preparing special diets. Each recipe also includes food safety and quality instructions. The therapeutic diet guidelines include LOWFAT, DIABETIC, ANTI GERD, RENAL, SODIUM CONTROLLED and GLUTEN FREE diets. The texture modified diets include CHOPPED, GROUND and PUREE diets. The recipes include alerts for WHEAT, MILK, EGGS, FISH, SOY AND NUT allergies.
Preparing meals for specialized diet plans can be challenging. The Group Home Cookbook easily explains how to prepare specialized delicious and healthy meals. The guidelines in this cookbook, approaches the use of specialized diets with the latest medical and scientific research.
Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N.
The Cookbook is great for personal use as well as for Group Homes. I bought one for myself and just love it, as well as it is wonderful for the company I work for. Clients are always pleased with their meals and their weights are stable.
Joanna Hamilton RN
Great recipes, easy to follow, a must have not only for group home but for every home.
I love it!
Cheska, Elizabeth Homes, QIDP
Recipes sized to patient populations needed for community programs.
Healthy foods that your groups will enjoy!
Good for You, tested, tasty and healthy recipes!
Lower in sodium, fats and sugars than unmodified recipes.
Heart-wise, Healthy, Easy to Prepare and Tasty
Connecting healthy eating to national dietary goals.
A Manual for Daily Use- good variety, recipe and menu options
Cooking basics and content for staff in-service training
Your ''Go-To'' Manual, easier to ''Go Do'' & ''Get To'' Better Nutritional Health
Use this manual to ''Eat Well'' and ''Be Well''.
Guidance for groups improving quality of care in meals and health
A much needed resource when caring for individuals requiring modified diets, without taking away taste and pleasure when eating. Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Davis School of Gerontology.
''I use Jackie Larson's cookbook every semester with my dietetics students. It's
an invaluable training tool for hands-on experience with therapeutic diets and
modified food textures.''
Beth Blake, MPH, RD
DT program director