Past Event: Texas Health Care Association (THCA) Webinar

Texas Health Care Association (THCA) Webinar – Coronavirus COVID-19 Keeping you, your residents, patients, clients and staff healthy while delivering safe, high-quality food and dining services.


Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM CST




COVID-19 has presented many challenges for skilled nursing facilities, including safely serving meals to all our residents, especially those COVID-19 positive individuals, staffing, sanitation and infection control, survey issues and supply shortages.  This program will focus on techniques to keep yourselves, our residents and staff safe from COVID-19 infections and healthy.  This program will also address providing nutritional care and quality foods to our COVID-19 positive residents while keeping them healthy and well nourished, while minimizing risk of infection for both you and your staff.  This program will address serving quality meals and foods that promote excellent meal satisfaction while overcoming staffing shortages and food/supply disruptions.


Learning Objectives


  • The participant will be familiar with techniques to keep themselves, their foodservice employees and residents COVID-19 free, safe and healthy during the pandemic.
  • The participant will be able to identify methods to develop and serve high quality foods and meals that result in satisfied residents, while dealing with staffing shortages and potential supply disruptions, such as pork, beef, bacon and produce.
  • The participant will be able to implement systems and safely serve the COVID-19 positive residents’ quality, palatable foods to meet their nutrient needs, using appropriate sanitation and isolation precautions per CDC and CMS guidelines, while keeping other residents, foodservice and facility staff members safe and healthy.

About the Presenter


Janet S. McKee, MS, RDN, CSG, LD/N, DAPWCA has 34 years of experience providing nutritional food service consulting to the skilled nursing, behavioral and acute care industry throughout the United States. Ms. McKee is a nationally recognized educator, expert, author and presenter. Currently, Ms. McKee is the President of Nutritious Lifestyles, a group of 165 RDNs, CDMs and NDTRs providing nutrition and food service consulting services.