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4 insights into the comfort nutrition preferences of long-term care residents [new study]

A master’s student shares the results of her exploratory research and some lessons learned for future researchers – a must read for dietitians working in long-term care.


YH-HS-1.jpgYasmin Hamid is an Ontario-based registered dietitian working in long-term care. She recently completed a research study focused on obtaining resident views on comfort nutrition in long-term care as part of the Master of Applied Nutrition program at the University of Guelph. Connect with her on LinkedIn or via e-mail at

The current literature in long-term care (LTC) generally focuses on the opinions and practices of healthcare professionals in providing comfort nutrition, while the views of residents have remained largely unexplored.
During my Master of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph this past year, the opportunity to conduct a major research project around this topic arose. This gave me the chance to work toward filling this gap in the current body of LTC research. continue reading

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