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Friday, August 27, 2021

Springing Forward in Dining Services: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 (W21051)

Start Date: 8/6/2021 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 8/27/2021 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Web-Based Program

ME  United States 

Organization Name: Maine Health Care Association

Karen Michaud, Director of Education
Email: kmichaud@mehca.org
Phone: 207.623.1146

Program Description
During COVID-19, like many other services delivered in care centers, dining practices were quickly presented with sizable challenges from menu design to menu delivery. Simple things like meal planning, beverage options, and congregate dining became far more complex to carry out. Lessons were learned, often the hard way. In hindsight, the pandemic revealed the need for a more robust system for navigating these types of emergencies. This four-part series was created to help providers re-group and re-tool, offering practical strategies to prepare and respond to such a rapidly changing meal service delivery system. The content will be presented in the following order:

  • Dining Pandemonium During COVID 19:  Lessons Learned (August 6, 2021)
  • Sanitation Monitoring for Dining Operations (August 13, 2021)
  • Nutritional Care for Acute Viral Illness Post-Recovery (August 20, 2021)
  • Building a Dining Hospitality Program Post-Pandemic (August 27, 2021)

For detailed information about individual sessions and speaker biographies, please refer to the Program Flyer.
This four-part webinar series will be hosted LIVE and online (via Zoom) from 1:00PM to 2:00PM each day. If you are new to Zoom, we recommend that you visit the Help Desk in advance to take advantage of their free tutorials.
How to Register 
To participate, you must Register Online. Once you complete the form, a confirmation will be sent to the email you provided. If you opt to request a check from your facility (vs. paying through PayPal), please use the confirmation email to invoice your facility. Payment is due at least one week prior to the event.  
Registration Fee
MHCA Members:  $89 (1st Registrant) ~ $79 (additional registrants from same facility)
Non-Members:  $149 (1st Registrant) ~ $139 (additional registrants from same facility) 

Certificate of Attendance
You can earn a Certificate for participating in this LIVE webcast.  Please refer to Participant Instruction for details about what's required. 

Zoom Link
About 10 days prior, MHCA will invite attendees to create a Zoom link for the meeting. Once complete, an email will follow with your link to join the webcast. Please do not share your link with others as it is unique to you and you cannot join the broadcast from more than one device.

Education Policies 
For information about refunds, certificates and more, you may use this link to view/print MHCA's Education Policies


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