Information and Resources for Culinary & Nutrition Programs
The Nutrition in Disguise (NID) project focuses on creating nutrient-dense recipes by adding healthy ingredients to common foods that older adults enjoy.
NiD aims to enhance the nutritional quality of menus by creating and sharing enhanced recipes and resources that LTC homes can access to create more nutrient-dense meals for residents. This work also aims to promote the importance of menu planning for residents and available nutrition-related careers in LTC.
Many graduates from College Food and Nutrition programs find work in Long-Term Care. With our NiD Lesson Plan resource, our mission is to support the next generation of Food Service team members to support the health and wellness of residents. Our Lesson Plan helps equip instructors with short, informative videos, customizable assignment and assessment templates, and links to related resources to prepare students for long-term homes more effectively.
Are you interested in incorporating our recipe development assignment into your curriculum?
Professor Heather Keller discusses the findings of the Making the Most of Mealtimes study that led to the development of Nutrition in Disguise and the main principles of the project to keep in mind for successful recipe creation.
Check out other tips and tricks videos:
- Recipes and Ingredient Tips: Professor Heather Keller provides tips and tricks for the development of nutritious recipes, keeping in mind the interests of residents living in long-term care.
- Day in the Life of a Resident: An introduction to long-term care from the perspective of the residents who live there. Hear from residents about what their days look like, what they look forward to, and what team members working in LTC mean to them. In this short video, you will also get the chance to catch a glimpse of some LTC careers in action!
- More videos coming soon!
Resources and Assessments
This customizable document is an outline for the Recipe4Residents assignment and contest to give to students. It includes suggestions on how to structure the assignment and outlines key requirements.
This submission form is for students to complete and submit their recipes. The submission document includes a recipe and a photo for panelists to review.
Download this customizable assessment rubric as a starting point for items to consider when assessing student Recipe4Residents Assignment. The rubric includes assessment criteria for written submissions as well as recipe sampling and presentation!
Student Learning Objectives
Our Lesson Plan’s Student Learning Objectives align with the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) professional competencies
- Competency 1.0 Professionalism
- 1.1.1 Participate in activities to gain knowledge skills and behaviors
- Competency 3.0 Nutrition and Healthy Living
- 3.1.2 Describe the nutritional needs of the healthy (aging) population
- Competency 4.0 Clinical Nutrition
- 4.1.4 Write a modified menu according to the nutrition care plan.
- Competency 5.0 Food Service Systems Management
- 5.1.1 Plan menus according to established criteria and menu planning guidelines.
- 5.1.2 Adapt regular menus for modified diets.
- 5.1.7 Participate in recipe development and standardization.
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Take a look at our other NiD resources
Knowing how to plan a taste testing event in your long-term care is a great way to engage your LTC community in the Nutrition in Disguise recipes!
Check out our Menu Planning to Enhance Resident Health and Well-being webinar, which share findings from research to help chefs and managers in LTC create nutrient-dense meals
Download our Nutrition in Disguise Recipes and Resources package to change up your menu by adding nutrient-dense recipes with affordable and easy-to-source ingredients
Related Student Resources
Check out some other great learning resources for students interested in working in long-term care
This orientation is a first step to get you ready to work in LTC in a variety of roles, from support aides to PSWs and nurses.
Person-Centered Language eCourses
This interactive eLearning course will show you how person-centered language can have a positive impact on communication and care and help to reduce stigma and discrimination.
The Ontario CLRI at the RIA has developed infection and prevention control (IPAC) eLearning courses for team members and essential care partners.
Skin and Wound Care eCourse
Skin and Wound Care in Long-Term Care is a self-paced orientation course that will equip or refresh long-term care team members on the knowledge and skills required to support residents.
Eating Assistance (Resident Support Series)
Mealtime is a highlight of the day for many residents and critical for health (nutrition, safety, and social opportunity). This course will help you to safely support mealtime with residents.