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  • 17 Jun 2013 8:42 PM | Anonymous

    Hi friends,

    Is anybody going to FNCE in Houston?  I have the chance to go and would love to see you.

    Things are HOT here!!!

  • 06 Jun 2013 4:29 PM | Anonymous

    NJDA Testifies before Assembly Health Committee on Licensure


    This morning, A-2182, the "Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensing Act," was heard before the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.  NJDA Licensure Committee members, Tricia Davidson and Rosemary O'Dea, testified alongside NJDA lobbyist, AJ Sabath, in support of the legislation.  


    NJDA stressed the need for licensure in New Jersey to protect New Jersey consumers from under-qualified, under-trained, and incompetent practitioners.  NJDA also addressed the need for more than just title protection under the law.  Instead, a scope of practice is necessary in order to ensure that only those with years of study, internship, and residency in the science of nutrition are permitted to call themselves a dietitian or nutritionist.


    The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors supported the bill in committee.  The bill was opposed by members of the Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS) and the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, who voiced concern regarding their ability to practice in New Jersey if this legislation becomes law. 


    The Assembly Health Committee, chaired by Assemblyman Herb Conaway-- who is also the bill's prime sponsor, asked multiple follow up questions regarding this legislation.  Many of these questions included clarification on CNS qualifications for licensure under the current bill.


    The bill passed 9-1-1.  Assemblywoman Handlin abstained and Assemblyman Peterson voted against the bill.  The bill now awaits further consideration by the full Assembly.

    Click here for a press release regarding the bill and today's hearing from the Office of the Assembly Democrats. 

    Click here to listen to today's hearing.  Click "Listen" next to the "Thursday, June 6" hearing.  Testimony on A-2182 begins at 42:36. 

  • 11 Apr 2013 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    Wondering if any of your facilities has the kitchen staff thicken the coffee and tea or have the CNA's do it on the units.

    Please let me know


    Sr. Pat Finnerty, RD

  • 11 Apr 2013 8:03 AM | Paula Hopkins
    Does anyone use a commercial fortified soup?Looking to try one that tastes good!
  • 08 Apr 2013 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    Ocean Health Care has a full time Registered Dietitian position opened at Aspen Hills in Burlington.

           The Registered Dietitian plans and delivers nutritional care to the patients.                                    Conducts and implements comprehensive nutritional assessments for patients
           Assesses, plans, writes and evaluates patient diets.
           Instructs and counsels patients on dietary restrictions/recommendations.
           Participates in multidisciplinary teams providing input regarding treatment plans and writing care       plans.
           Monitors, records and communicates as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation      systems.
           Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.

             At least three years clinical dietetics experience in LTC .
    Bachelors Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition required.
           Must be a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
           Previous experience in Long term Care preferred.
           Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.                                                                                                         Must have computer skills, to be able to work on Microsoft office.

             Have excellent customer service skills.

             Excellent benefit and vacation package included.

             If interested, forward resumes to:-

  • 08 Apr 2013 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    DIETITIAN (Registered) Part Time:

    Ocean Health Care has a facility located in Vauxhall NJ, is seeking a part time Registered or Registration eligible Dietitian to join our clinical team.  

    Position requires a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (passed the registration examination for dietitians or eligible to sit for the exam [must take and successfully pass the exam within one year of eligibility]). Must be able to perform the job duties independently and be a team player. Flexible hours.

    If interested, please contact

  • 06 Apr 2013 6:33 AM | Sandra Kubacki
    Pavilions at Forrestal, 5000 Windrows Dr. Pinceton,  conveniently located behind Princeton Forrestal Village, has an available position.   Contact Mark Sorrento, Administrator, at 609-987-1221 for additional information and to schedule an interview. 
  • 24 Jan 2013 9:57 AM | Mary Piciocco (Administrator)
    I am so glad that I went to the seminar. The information was thorough, timely and I especially liked the fact that additional resources were provided so I can look up additional information for the topics presented! Once again, well done DHCC-NJ
  • 03 Jul 2012 11:39 PM | Mary Chambers

    Call out to our members for a RD that works with teens to address a possible eating disorder for a friend's daughter.(mother is the speech tx. in my nursing home) I would like to help her but have no experience to feel comfortable to counsel her.Monmouth County Area.Thank you,


  • 03 Jul 2012 11:28 PM | Mary Chambers

    Hi everyone,

    Mr Manley, sanitarian with the NJDH is in process of revising Chapter 24/ sanitation regs. for NJ. He is working with several people who include the pres. of Nj Dietary Managers association whom contacted me.  Do we want any clarification as to a reg. or something more to be included? Please get back to me ASAP so I can get your concern to Mr. Manley.


    Mary Chambers,RD


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