Summer Treats and Tips for Staying Hydrated For Individuals with Swallowing Disorders
Hi everyone! We know it's been a long and hot summer. So, we were super excited to have the opportunity to share some great tips for keeping loved ones with swallowing disorders hydrated. As caregivers, it's so challenging to come up with fun treats that meet the nutritional needs of our loved ones. Our mom is diabetic, so maintaing her blood sugar levels are super important.
We're so grateful for speech language pathologist, Jennifer Baquet, MA, CCC-SLP, sharing and demonstrating creative and delicious recipes to stay hydrated. Jennifer Baquet, MA, CCC-SLP, is a senior clinician with Language Fundamentals, which provides services at the Amsterdam Nursing Home in New York City. She was part of a team at Amsterdam that helped develop and implement an innovative dining service program for those with dysphagia. They created new and popular drink flavors like kiwi strawberry, and even were able to serve broths or a resident’s own favorite tea. You can find more information and recipes at http://thickit.com.
It's great to see everyone taking a pro-active approach to making nutrition healthy and fun. Here's the video. Enjoy, and let us know of any other great recipes you have for making healthy yummy treats!
Until next time!
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