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October MAND-TC Education Event “Nourishing Mind, Body, and Soul – How a Meal Delivery Service can Benefit Your Patients” at Open Arms of Minnesota

October 30, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit meal delivery program that cooks & delivers medically-tailored meals to individuals living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. Their mission is to nourish mind, body, and soul for people facing a health crisis, including those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS, ALS, ESRD, CHF, and COPD. Open Arms has a team of registered dietitians who analyze and approve their menus that are planned for many specific medical needs. Additionally, they provide nutrition counseling and a variety of other services to complement the healthy meals their clients receive.

Open Arms is a fantastic resource for Twin Cities RDs to recommend, especially for those who are working in clinical settings with patients who need support when they’re outside of the doctor’s office. This talk will include a detailed overview of the services Open Arms provides and the research behind the benefits of home-delivered and medically-tailored meals. The Open Arms RDs will also provide a discussion on how they plan the menus for the various illnesses that they serve.

There will be refreshments available, and you’ll have a chance to try a delicious homemade cookie from the Open Arm’s bakery!

This event provides two CEUs and registration is free. However, Open Arms takes donations to help support their mission. Just $5 funds one medically-tailored meal for a client, so just a little goes a long way. You can donate however much you please on the website at: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/OpenArmsofMinnesota/donate.html. Additionally, you can bring a cash or check donation to the event on 10/30.

Brianna Tobritzhofer MS, RD, LD
Jade Bryngelson RD, LD
Rachel Jambois RD, LD

Learning objectives:
1. Learn about a local community resource that can help support the nutrition education and/or medical nutrition therapy that you provide to your clients.
2. Understand the evidence-based benefits of home-delivered, medically-tailored meals.
3. Obtain practical tips for menu planning for various medical and nutritional needs.

6:00-6:15 PM: Registration and Networking
6:15-6:20 PM: Introduction of the Speakers
6:20-7:45 PM: Presentation by Speaker
7:45-8:00 PM: Questions and Discussion


October 30, 2019
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


Open Arms of Minnesota
2500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States
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