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Develop additional skills, learn new practices or understand core industry values with our webinars focused on senior dining.


Webinars are free for all SDA Members.

Non-members Fee - $39

Upcoming Webinars

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 62
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    Learn about the new international standards for thickened liquids and texture modified diets that aim to keep our residents with chewing and swallowing problems safe.  Become familiar with new standardized terminology and labeling standards.  In addition, see how the International Standardized Diet Initiative (IDDSI) will impact senior dining operations when serving and preparing texture modified diets such as ground diets and puree diets.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the completion of the presentation the learning will be able to:

           Identify key characteristics of dysphagia

           Gain understanding of current state of dysphagia diets and need for change

           Describe how and why IDDSI came to be

           Understand the new IDDSI framework

           List details on each of the IDDSI levels including testing methods

           Outline next steps for successful IDDSI implementation

    Presented by: Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FADA

    Margaret Roche is a nutrition and healthcare consultant who for over 25 years has been championing optimal nutrition for the older adult. 

    Maggie and her team at Roche Dietitians develop and implement nutrition and dining programs that help senior living communities distinguish themselves through their dining services.  With an understanding of the vital role that meals play in the quality of life, health and well-being of senior living residents, Roche Dietitians also develops cost effective, healthy menus and therapeutic diets that hit high marks in resident and family satisfaction. 

    Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.  She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 


    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    • 99
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    Major changes are happening with dysphagia diets that serve soft, ground and pureed foods.  In addition, there are new guidelines for thickened liquids.  These changes are part of new international, standardized approaches to foods and beverages for those with chewing and swallowing problems. 

    Join Senior Dining Association for the second part of our webinars to explore the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) and gain practical implementation strategies for these changes that will impact every senior living community. 

    In addition to methods for transitioning into IDDSI standards, you will gain ideas on steps you can take today to improve texture modified foods and thickened liquids for your residents with chewing and swallowing problems.

    Our webinar speaker will be Margaret Roche of Roche Dietitians.  Maggie has been preparing for the new IDDSI standards for over a year and will share what she has learned as she guides her clients through IDDSI implementation. 

    Presented by: Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FADA

    Margaret Roche is a nutrition and healthcare consultant who for over 25 years has been championing optimal nutrition for the older adult. 

    Maggie and her team at Roche Dietitians develop and implement nutrition and dining programs that help senior living communities distinguish themselves through their dining services.  With an understanding of the vital role that meals play in the quality of life, health and well-being of senior living residents, Roche Dietitians also develops cost effective, healthy menus and therapeutic diets that hit high marks in resident and family satisfaction. 

    Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.  She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 


Past Webinars 

Webinar, June 26, 2018 - Leveraging Technology in Senior Dining Operations - Presented by:Katie Griffith

The dizzying advance of technology is transforming the senior dining industry, just as it is every other sector of the economy.

Approached wisely, new tech can help you streamline your job, automate drudge work, save money and leave yourself with more time to focus on important matters.

Learn how to make technology your friend June 26 with “Leveraging Technology in Senior Dining,” a webinar featuring Katie Griffith, principal at Bright Solutions.

The webinar will show you how to navigate technology evaluation and strategy. With 14 years’ experience in professional software sales and implementation in senior living and healthcare, Katie Griffith has her finger on the pulse of senior services tech.

She will share what’s working, what’s not, and how you can maximize value from your tech budget.

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Katie Griffith, Principal  Bright Solutions (770) 714-4306




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