Dietetics in Health Care Communities
of New Jersey (DHCC of NJ)


Message Board (Blog)

Here, as a member, you can set up a new blog entry by clicking on "Add a Post" or comment on one that is already posted! 


  • 01 Jan 2015 9:37 PM | Anonymous
    More details and the brochure is now available under "events" for the Winter Seminar!  Check it out now!
  • 14 Oct 2014 12:35 AM | Anonymous
    When completing the MDS for someone on Hospice who has loss significant weight, do they mark it as prescribed wt. loss or not prescribed?  Sounds like a ridiculous question, but my facility has a number of people on Hospice and I want to make sure we are doing it correct.

    Thanks for your help,

    Maria Campilonga,  RD

  • 13 Aug 2014 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    The first speaker for the Fall Seminar is Joanne Maxwell, RDN of the NJ Department of Health.  She wants to answer any questions that you have!  

    Please forward your questions to Cheryl Macellaro at by September 19th to be included in Joanne Maxwell's presentation.

    Thank you!

  • 09 Jul 2014 7:52 AM | Cheryl Ann Macellaro (Administrator)

    The College of Saint Elizabeth is looking for a speaker for the dietetic interns. The topic is Nutrition in LTC and lecture date is Monday, October 20, 2014 from 10-12 noon. If interested in adding this engagement to your resume please reach out to LuanneDiGugliemo, MS, RD, CSR at (980) 232--7800 or email her at:


  • 05 Jun 2014 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    Save the Date!  The Fall DHCC-NJ Seminar will be on Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014!  More event details to follow.

  • 16 Jan 2014 9:34 AM | Cheryl Ann Macellaro (Administrator)
    I am looking for a reference regarding the safe serving temperatrures for hard to hold  foods such as grilled cheese sandwiches, Reuben sandwiches, pancakes and French toast. The concern is that they do not always meet the standard of >140. The ground and pureed diets hold up well, it's just with the regular and chopped diets. Please respond to Thank you.
  • 21 Nov 2013 1:13 PM | Anonymous
    My facility is planning to admit TPN patients in the near future.  Does anyone have experience with this is a long term/post acute setting?
  • 30 Oct 2013 8:50 PM | Mary Lou Bialon
    Recently my Administrator asked the food service department to stop using the divided dishes for the pureed diets. He stated that it is a dignity issue.  What are your thoughts on the use of these dishes for pureed diets?
  • 29 Oct 2013 10:58 PM | Anonymous
    The new 2013-14 DHCC-NJ Membership Directory is now available online!  Find it on the website under "Members Only":
    It is available in a list or booklet format depending on your preference.  With our efforts to be more "green" it will not be mailed to you this year via regular mail.  If you prefer a hard copy, please visit the website page and print it out.  Thank you!
  • 24 Oct 2013 11:48 AM | Cheryl Ann Macellaro (Administrator)

    I have hired Libby Mills, RDN and AND spokesperson to give a motivational speaking engagement at the January 2014 meeting. I met with her at FNCE and we perused some ideas. I would like to reach out to the DTR students and their instructors and have them attend this meeting. I need names and contact information of schools that carry this program. Please email information by November 10th so I can get this added before holiday break. ( Thank you.



Copyright © 2010 Dietetics in Health Care Communities of New Jersey
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software