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Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD

Maureen Garner is the Director of Marketing at GA Foods, supporting the overall marketing strategy with research, presentations, and project implementations. An added bonus is Maureen is also a Registered Dietitian dedicated to medical nutrition therapy and care for seniors, children, and healthcare patients. In her spare time, Maureen is an avid fiber artist and master knitter.
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Hospital Malnutrition and Discharge Planning

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Mar 4, 2015 1:10:00 PM

This is the fourth of a 5-part series, Impact of Nutrition Care on Patient Outcomes.  In this series, we will review original research that shows the impact nutrition care has on patient outcomes.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, MCO ROI

Do Home-Delivered Meals Affect Surgical Outcomes?

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Feb 18, 2015 2:46:00 PM

This is the third of a 5-part series, Impact of Nutrition Care on Patient Outcomes.  In this series, we will review original research that shows the impact nutrition care has on patient outcomes.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, MCO ROI

Does being underweight lead to unplanned hospital readmissions?

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Feb 2, 2015 9:19:00 AM

This is the second of a 5-part series, Impact of Nutrition Care on Patient Outcomes.  In this series, we will review original research that shows the impact nutrition care has on patient outcomes.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, MCO ROI

Weight Loss and Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Jan 16, 2015 9:52:00 AM

This is the first of a 5-part series, Impact of Nutrition Care on Patient Outcomes.  In this series, we will review original research that shows the impact nutrition care has on patient outcomes.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, MCO ROI

What Everyone Ought to Know about Holiday Buffets!

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Dec 19, 2014 7:33:30 AM

1.  Don't get sick!

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in six people get sick with a foodborne illness each year. Unfortunately, holiday buffets can be a breeding ground for foodborne pathogens!  This holiday season, focus on food safety to keep your family and friends well for the new year.  Here is everything you need to know for your celebration!

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Why We Love School Lunch (And You Should, Too!)

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Dec 17, 2014 8:35:00 AM

Bringing lunch from home

When my son was younger, he was a picky eater. He didn’t like to eat the school-prepared lunches…he always wanted to bring lunch from home. In our minds, I think we both thought his packed lunches would be like this:

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Healthy Lunch, Lunch from Home, School Lunch

5 Great Resources for Emergency Preparedness

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Nov 6, 2014 8:26:20 AM

Any area in the U.S. could be affected by a disaster or emergency.  Besides natural disasters, we also need to be concerned about pandemics, terrorist hazards, blackouts, and chemical/radiation incidents. With current concerns about Ebola and severe winter weather just around the corner, it is a good time to prepare for emergencies.  Being prepared helps reduce our risks, especially when seconds count.  Different plans are needed for different situations.  Some groups, like older or disabled adults, need specialized plans. GA Foods has supported FEMA's response efforts in many natural disasters.  We understand the importance of being prepared, so we have compiled a list of 5 great resources that will help you with emergency essentials.  

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Malnutrition in Older Americans

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Sep 16, 2014 1:09:00 PM

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Most people know that malnutrition is prevalent in developing countries, but most don’t realize malnutrition is also common among the elderly in the United States. This is a growing problem, as the Census Bureau predicts there will be 92 million people over age 65 by 2060. Malnutrition in our elderly population is a serious issue, due to the associated adverse outcomes.

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Topics: Nutrition, Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals

An Unhealthy Generation: The Problem of Childhood Obesity

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Jul 31, 2014 2:22:00 PM

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Topics: Obesity, Child Nutrition

Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals

Posted by Maureen Garner, MS, RD, LD on Jul 29, 2014 11:25:00 AM

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Topics: Fresh vs. Frozen Home Delivered Meals, Nutrition

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