40th Anniversary Issue
February 26, 2009 Issue No. 3
food banks. Please take pictures of
From President’s Desk
your efforts and send us a report so
we can keep a record of it and put it
in the newsletter. This is a worthy
cause for each of us to take on. If
anyone needs help in finding a local
organization please let me know. Look
for more information on how to help
with this throughout the newsletter
and in upcoming issues. Everyone
please remember to cast your vote in
the election that will be held on
Thursday the 26th. And remember
40 Years of North Carolina DMA, that we are always looking for new
volunteers to keep our organization
I am so excited to be the NC growing and strong. Hope to see
DMA President during our 40th year. everyone soon.
I hope everyone will be attending the
meeting in Clemmons for our
Celebration. Our 40th Anniversary
meeting is going to be filled with
surprises for all. We are going to be Lisa King, CDM, CFPP
looking at our organizations NC DMA State President
accomplishments and reminiscing
about the people that have brought us
this far. My second goal for this year
is to have a state wide program to
address National Hunger week. We
would like to raise at least 2000lbs of
food; this is less than 3lb’s per
member. DMA Hunger week is April
13th-17th, we challenge all members to
collect food at their facilities during
this week and give it to your local
News From the National Office…
Meet the Nominees for National Office:
For Chair Elect:
Robert (Bob) Sloan, CDM, CFPP
I am seeking your support and vote for the position of Chair Elect on the DMA 2009-
2010 ballot. Thank you for your consideration.
30 years experience in the Food Service Industry
15 years experience in Senior Dining/Health Care Arena
15 years member and service to Dietary Managers Association
Director at Large 2006-2008
Certifying Board for Dietary Managers 1999-2005
Chapter Visit Team
Chairman’s Program Task Force
Item Writers Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Master Track Series Reviewer
Web Site Editor
State President 1997-1998 &
State Achievement Award Recipient
Roland Peppard Award Recipient
Greenville Technical College Dietetic Advisory
Health Care Specialist 2004-
o Harvest Foods, Inc
Greetings Fellow CDM's!!
While everyone may see me as the carefree, fun-loving kind of guy, I assure you that
when it comes to moving this Association forward, I take it very serious!! I am running for
National Chair Elect and am asking that you support me with your vote. I have been a
member of DMA for ten years and have worked my local chapter in every position and
now serve as Advisor to the Board. I am currently a Director at Large for DMA National
with five states of my own and am overseeing five states for another vacant position.
Other than my activities with DMA, I am the Immediate Past President for another
association of which made great strides in the past three years that I served on the Board
for Directors. I pride myself as being one who not only talks about it but get's the job
done. I am a very positive person and very much a people person who enjoys meeting,
networking with, and serving my fellow peers. My positive outlook to problems and
situations allow me the ability to make sound and accurate decisions.
If elected, I plan to continue the efforts to obtain the attention of our officials who make
decisions that affect our everyday positions in life. Our healthcare facilities need to have
certified operators in charge of them and we are the generation to make that happens.
With your help and support we can take DMA into the next dimension of time by making
our voices ring loud and clear for what we believe is right. And with the Leadership
Institute growing and taking on new definition, we can become the Professionals of
Please know that your best interest is what I have in mind and that I will count it a
privilege and an honor to serve you as your next Chair Elect and then Chair. Thank you
for your vote and your support as we work together to make DMA the best it can possibly
Ricky G. Clark, CDM, CFPP, CFSM, CCFP
DMA Director at Large
Training and Development Coordinator Supervisor
Support Services Training Unit
Academy for Staff Development
1900 River Road West
Crozier, VA 23039
Candidate for DMA
Ginger W. Cater MEd, CDM, CFPP
Years as a DMA Member: 15
DMA Leadership in the Past Five Years: National Level:
Education Committee 2005-2006; Director at Large 2007-2009
State Level: President 2005-2006; Impact Team 2005-2006;
Membership Chairman 2006-2007; Legislative Spokesperson 2000-
2004; Newsletter Editor 2002-2003.
Awards: DMA State Achievement Award 2006.
DMA Diamond Award 2006.
Roland Peppard Award 2006.
I am Ginger Cater and I am running for Secretary- Treasurer in
the National DMA election. I would like to be your voice and
representation next year. As you can see from above, I have a lot
of experience on the State and National level.
Watch your DMA Magazine in the near future for more
information about some of my ideas and voting information.
Please consider voting for me, but if not… still vote. It is your
opportunity to make your voice heard.
We have no district news if you or your
district officers do not let us know.
Please contact Carolyn Cooper, or Lisa
King to let us know. Thank you
Winston Salem District
Is hosting the 40th celebration! Please come and see what is in
store for you, a great time to network, socialize, but most of all to
learn to lead.
Next Meeting will be in Winston Salem, NC Please contact Linda
Hardenberger, CDM, CFPP.
Ronnie Abernathy CDM, CFPP
Metrolina District President
OFFICE PHONE: 704-887-6306
Please contact Ronnie if you are interested in volunteering.
1156 15th Street SW
Hickory, NC 28602
Will have a district meeting on April 8, 2009
US Foodservice in Zebulon, NC
Contact Chuck for more information.
Chuck K. Anspach--------------205110
3416 Oak Trail
Clayton, NC 27520
Central District President
Michael P. Heitz---------------------200733
3722 Walnut Creek Road
Marshall, NC 28753
Western District President
South Central District
South Central President
P. O. Box 484
Plymouth,, NC 27962
Eastern District President
South Eastern District
South Eastern President
ECONOMY AND JOB LISTINGS
The economy has affected everyone that I talk to, from
layoffs, downsizing, to closings of buildings due to not
having budgeted occupancy. We are all suffering these
days. There are things that you can do to help your
facility bring in residents. Talk to your administrator
about having a little more money in dietary to add more
pizzazz and let him know it will add to the bottom line.
What does everyone want for their loved ones, good
nursing care, and good food. Because everyone knows
about how they want and expect the food to be.
Garnish your plates, have your staff take a little extra
time to make the desserts more decorative, whip
topping on puddings with sprinkles, Sliced lemons on
your fish, etc. We all hate those three blobs of pureed
food on the plates, especially those that present it,
families that see it and the resident that has to guess
what it is and eat it. Make your purees into a casserole
and drizzle gravy on the plates and layer the casserole
atop to make a more attractive dish . Put a note on the
tray to let them know what they are having. Do you see
your families bring in food for them and the resident,
can you not sell to your families, everyone likes to go
out and it is very hard to take our residents out
especially if they are in a wheel chair, bed, or geri chair,
make a special dinner night for families to come and
dine with their resident, charge enough not only to
cover food and labor but a little extra to cover more
special events. You can do it, make yourself, an
employee that everyone wants to keep, especially the
residents and families. I challenge you to think outside
the box. Send me your ideas for these tough times,
what do you do to make your food operation special?
Send pictures and your ideas to :
Carolyn Cooper, CDM, CFPP
"One important key to success is
self-confidence. An important key to
self-confidence is preparation."
- Arthur Ashe
None at this time.
Pictures from the past 40 years, boy have we come a
Guess who they are and win a prize, send your answers
to email@example.com then see Carolyn
Cooper at the meeting for your prize.
Look at the fashion of the times and the date on the flag,
put on your thinking caps…
I know some of you know these folks!
President: Lisa King CDM, CFPP
P.O. Box 708
Biscoe, NC 27209
(Education Committee & Membership Committee Chairperson)
Carolyn Cooper CDM, CFPP
100 Wade Cobble Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
Ccooper@twinlakescomm.org Home: 434-489-9474
Fax: 336-538-1523 Work: 336-538-1578
(Finance Committee & Scholarship Committee Chairperson)
Bill Combs CDM, CFPP
1825 Robbie Ct.
Graham, NC 27253
Mary Wright CDM, CFPP
P.O. Box 78
Cordova, NC 28330
Immediate Past President:
(Nominating Committee Chairperson, Webmaster)
Martha Martin CDM, CFPP
P O Box 752
Wadesboro, NC 28170
firstname.lastname@example.org Home: 704-694-5922
Betsy Phillips CDM, CFPP
84 Granny Acres
Durham, NC 27713
Carolyn Cooper CDM, CFPP
100 Wade Cobble Drive
Burlington, NC 27215
Ccooper@twinlakescomm.org Home: 434-489-9474
James Keaten CDM, CFPP
65 Candytuff Lane
Durham, NC 27713
March 25, 26, 27March 25, 26, 27, 2009
National Meeting in Atlanta, GA in
State Spokes Person/ Web Master
February 25 - 26, 2009, President Lisa King and
Spokesperson James Keaten will be attending the DMA Day
at the Capitol in Washington, DC to represent the NC DMA
to our newly elected Representatives and Congressional
Leaders. The National DMA office, in conjunction with the
Herboslsheimer Law Firm and the Legislative committee
members from designated DMA chapters have worked
diligently over the past three years to enact legislation to
strengthen the CDM credentials and establish National
requirements. On September 26, 2008, Federal legislation
was introduced to provide national recognition of the
Certified Dietary Manager credential. This legislation in
known as H.R. 7139. As you are aware, recent changes in
the political landscape have changed the focus of our
elected officials. We are determined to continue our push for
the recognition that we deserve. While in Washington, DC,
Lisa and Jim will meet with Senators and Representatives
from both parties and provide informational packets to those
we can not reach. Our goal is to have our voices heard and
demonstrate the NC DMA commitment to supporting this
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the NC DMA, we will be
revamping our website for a new look. In order for this to be
a success, please submit any relevant information to Jim
Keaten at Keaten1967@aol.com as soon as possible. Look
for the exciting changes soon at www.dmaonline.org/NC
Meet your State Nominees:
For President Elect:
Betsy Phillips – Betsy has worked Rex Health Care in Raleigh for
the past 12 years She has been a member since 1996. NC DMA will
continue to flourish at the local, state, and national level with the
support from its membership. Thank you so much for your vote
Past President NCDMA
Past President Central District
Past DMA Director at Large
Past NC DMA Spokesperson
Current NC DMA Historian
Jim Keaten - James "Jim" Keaten has been a food service
manager for over 22 years. During that time he has working
in hospitals, colleges, nursing homes, restaurants, and
schools. His membership in the NC DMA began over 10
years ago. Since becoming a member, Jim has been the
State Spokesperson, Webmaster, District President and
State President. In addition, Jim has been on the Legislative
Action Committee and the Item Writer's Committee.
Bill Combs, CDM, CFPP
LET US HEAR FROM YOU!
Is there an issue or concern with your district,
state or the national Dietary Managers Association
you would like resolved?
Are you planning a program or activity for DMA
members that should be promoted?
Are you doing something at your place of
employment that others should know about?
Please contact Carolyn Cooper, CDM, CFPP
April 13th-17th, 2009
During DMA Hunger Week, dietary managers and
other members of the foodservice team
Choose local activities to help fight hunger
in their communities.
For more information on Hunger Week contact Kim at
40th Anniversary Celebration
Take a walk down the Yellow Brick Road in the Land of Oz
to the Emerald City with the celebration of the NC DMA 40th
Anniversary. Click your heels in your ruby red slippers as
you go back in time through the history of the NC DMA.
Photos and other memorabilia will be on display March 25-
27 at the 40 year celebration in Clemmons, N. C. at the
Clemmons Village Inn. Please bring your photos and any
memorabilia that you would like to share with other NC DMA
Dorothy will be on hand to guide you through the Land of Oz.
You will learn, network, and have fun with other NC DMA
members at this your 40th year celebration extravaganza of
the NC DMA.
Betsy B. Phillips CDM, CFPP
NC DMA Historian
New Members and Students:
We would like to welcome all new students and
Members to attend our 40th Anniversary State
Beverly Williams High Point NC 27260
Anne D. Andrews West End NC 27376
Ernest Bynum Morrisville NC 27560
Jean Champion Cherryville NC 28021
David Bridges Crouse NC 28033
Elaine Brady Denver NC 28037
Doris D. Watson Gastonia NC 28054
Susan Miller Gastonia NC 28056
Penny Eaker Lincolnton NC 28092
Jeffrey Wiesner Rutherfordton NC 28139
Teressia Sain Vale NC 28168
Bonnie Ward Fayetteville NC 28301
Sandra Dowdell Kinston NC 28501
Jennifer Havner Hickory NC 28602
Crossnore NC 28616
Amie Greene Lenoir NC 28645
Tristan Briggs Weaverville NC 28787
Ann Marie Jensen Hendersonville NC 28791
Quintana Smith, CDM,CFPP High Point NC 27260
Barbara M. Grimes, CDM,CFPP Goldsboro NC 27530
Sara L. Evans, CDM,CFPP Durham NC 27705
Rachel S. Thomas Elizabethtown NC 28337
Daphne W. Goodman, West
Willie L Miller, CDM,CFPP
Welcome to the University of North Dakota News Flash
for Certified Dietary Managers. It is our intention to keep
CDM, CFPPs informed of the latest information of interest to
those in our profession.
When reviewing charts and medical records, or reading
professional journals, some of the terminology can be way
over our heads. Solve the problem of having to frequently
ask yourself "What does this mean?" by taking our Medical
Terminology Online or Correspondence course.
This course allows you to:
- Earn 30 DMA CEUs.
- Impress your colleagues with your knowledge and
understanding of medical terminology that will enhance your
professional image, and career.
- Take the course online, or by mail.
For more information about this or other CEU
- Check our website at: www.dietarymanagers.und.edu/ceu
- Our online Live Chat, (instant messaging) representatives,
are available answer your questions.
If we can help you in any way, please call us toll-free at 1-
Becky Rude, MS,RD, CDM, CFPP, UND Dietary Managers
North Carolina Dietary Managers Association
Spring 2009 State Conference
Make checks payable to: NC DMA The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center
Mail this form and your payment to:
6205 Ramada Drive P. O. Box 926
Bill Combs CDM, CFPP
NC DMA Treasurer
1825 Robbie Ct. Clemmons, NC 27012
Graham, NC 27253
Rate: $72 plus taxes single/double
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Members $ 95.00 40th Anniversary Banquet
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Retirees and Students $70.00 Guest Charge
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Updated Food Pyramid for Older Adults Offers
By Judith Groch, Senior Writer, MedPage Today
Published: December 20, 2007
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
BOSTON, Dec. 20 -- Patients 70 and older seeking sound
nutritional advice have been given their own food pyramid,
Click here to enlarge
complete with suggestions for ways to reduce extra trips to
the grocery store.
The goal of the food pyramid for older patients is to make the
information accessible on paper for those who may not be
adept in computers and Web sites, where the standard
USDA MyPyramid resides. The older-adult version also has
small but important differences that distinguish it from the
For instance, the new "Modified MyPyramid for Older Adults"
emphasizes packaged, canned, or frozen fruits and
vegetables in addition to the fresh variety, Alice H.
Lichtenstein, D.Sc., of Tufts University here, and colleagues
reported online in the Journal of Nutrition. The new graphic
will be published in the January issue.
Explain that this graphic version of the Modified
MyPyramid for Older Adults is not intended to substitute
for the interactive computer MyPyramid dietary
program, but the intent is to meet the unique needs of
older adults and make access easier.
Bags of frozen pre-cut vegetables that can be resealed or
single-serve portions of canned fruit may be easier to
prepare and have a longer shelf life, while dried fruits are an
excellent source of fiber, the Tufts team wrote.
Such factors, the researchers added, are important when
age or weather make shopping less likely. For a number of
reasons, these forms may be better suited to older adults.
Patients older than 70 have unique dietary needs, Dr.
Lichtenstein said. They may need fewer calories because
they are less physically active and their metabolic rates slow,
yet their bodies still require the same or higher levels of
Furthermore, she said, they may need additional guidance
about the forms of food that can best meet their needs and
about the importance of sufficient fluid intake and physical
The Tufts version of the pyramid in graphic form is not
intended to substitute for the standard MyPyramid, which is
now an Internet-based program allowing for the calculation
of individualized food-based dietary choices and providing
However, the Tufts researchers wrote that they were
concerned about issues related to computer availability, Web
access, and Internet literacy among older adults, suggesting
that a graphic version of MyPyramid was needed.
Thus, the Modified MyPyramid for Older Adults appears in a
colorful illustrated format consistent with the familiar
standard MyPyramid drawing.
The Modified MyPyramid stresses nutrient- and fiber-rich
foods and food sources for nutrients rather than
supplements. Fluids and physical activity icons appear at the
foundation of the Pyramid.
A flag to maintain awareness of a possible need for
supplemental forms of calcium, and vitamins D and B-12
waves from the top of the pyramid.
The major features in the Modified Pyramid graphic that
differ from the standard food guide pyramid are the
expanded presentations of food icons throughout the
pyramid highlighting good choices within each category. A
row of water glasses and little drawings of physical activities,
such as walking, and house and yard work, run along the
base of the illustration.
The flag at the top of the pyramid suggests that some older
adults, due to biological changes, may need supplemental
vitamins B-12 and D, and calcium, if the person's health care
provider agrees. However, the researchers emphasized that
the majority, if not all, of the nutrients should come from food
and not supplements.
The graphic icons in the pyramid emphasize physical activity
and fluid intake (including soup), plus foods in the following
Whole, enriched, and fortified grains and cereal, such
as brown rice and 100% whole wheat bread
Bright colored vegetables, such as carrots and broccoli
Deep-colored fruit, such as berries and melon
Low- and non-fat dairy products, such as yogurt and
Dry beans and nuts, fish, poultry, lean meat, and eggs
Liquid vegetable oils and soft spreads low in saturated
and trans fat.
"We do not intend the graphic to accomplish all the functions
that the interactive computer program does or substitute for
it. The intent is to incorporate icons within the graphic that
serve to raise awareness of the unique needs of older adults
and how to meet them," the researchers said.
The researchers reported no conflicts of interest.
This study was supported by a grant from the Ross Initiative
on Aging at Tufts University and the USDA.
Primary source: Journal of Nutrition
Lichtenstein A, et al "Modified MyPyramid for older adults" J
Nutr 2008; 138: 5-11.