Speak in Tasty Terms

13398958_sDid you know you have the power to make food taste better instantly? It’s true. When you speak positively about the food you are serving, diners have a more positive perception of the food. So you can easily help residents enjoy meals more by saying nice things about the food.

Imagine you are serving butternut squash soup and a resident asks, “What’s that?” If you reply, “I don’t know; it looks icky,” there’s a good chance the resident will be disgusted by the soup regardless of how it actually tastes. But if you reply, “It’s butternut squash soup. Isn’t the color beautiful? I’m planning to try it as soon as I can,” the resident is more likely to think the soup looks good and will taste good.

Choosing to eat nutritious foods–and in some cases, choosing to eat enough food–makes a big impact on residents’ health and well-being. You can support healthier eating and cultivate pleasant dining experiences by always speaking of the food in tasty terms.

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About Cindy Heilman

Cindy Heilman MS, DTR: Cindy Heilman has over 25 years of experience in enhancing hospitality, and food service standards. She is the CEO of her own company, Higher Standards LLC, and creator of Kind Dining® Training. Her unique background in restaurant ownership, in hospitality and healthcare food service, in working as a Dietetic Technician Registered and Healthcare Specialist at SYSCO Foodservices, led her to the development of her exclusive program that improves relationships and lives of aging residents through the dining experience.

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