Food for Group Homes

Food for Group Homes

by MHARDN Digna I Cassens


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Simple flavorful recipes prepared with fresh and wholesome common readily available ingredients that meet nutrient needs. Originally developed for group homes, the recipes are so simple and delicious many of the author's clients purchase an extra copy to use in their own home. Who can blame them? These recipes have been tested in the author's home with her family and friends during the last 5 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998143071
Publisher: Cassens Associates
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Digna Cassens, MHA, RDN, CLT. Cassens Associates - Diversified Nutrition Management Systems. Sole Proprietor. BS Foods & Nutrition - Barry University, Miami FL, Dietetic Internship - Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA, Master in Healthcare Administration - University of La Verne, Laverne, CA. In the long-term care industry for over 30 years gained experience in middle & senior management roles for large national public & private long-term-care companies. Her hands-on approach while conducting hundreds of pre-surveys have always led to successful results in deficiency free surveys. During crisis situations in skilled nursing facilities such as a failed state survey Ms. Cassens understand the human factor in the situation and applies the appropriate management technique and work under extreme pressures at a rapid pace. Responsible for managing dietary programs, cost effective menu design & policies & procedures, developing multidisciplinary training including sanitation, dining programs, food production, budgetary compliance, labor efficiency, weight & pressure sore management, reducing excessive use of supplements & using food first, avoiding unintended weight loss, & business development & marketing of dining programs. Current specialties include LEAP-MRT & food sensitivities therapy, providing nutritional care to children& adults with neuro-behavioral syndromes, psychiatric conditions and developmental disabilities, home health, hospice, home-bound elders and congregate living and group home communities. Digna is well known as a speaker and author. As an author she a popular speaker on relevant and current healthcare, regulatory and business topics. She is a recipient of the 2014 DHCC Distinguished Member of the Year Award and the 2015 CDA Excellence in Private Practice, Business or Communication Award. Digna and her husband share a 13 acre ranch in the Southern California High Desert with their rescued dogs, cats & turtles and enjoy growing fruit trees, organic vegetables and exploring the desert.

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