ASC's Nutrition Services is managed by Registered and Licensed Dietitians to assure quality and adherence to state and federal guidelines. Our cooks are certified in Food Safety and Sanitation. Our kitchen prides itself on achieving 100% scores on all quarterly Broward County Health Department Inspections.
Each day, our trained staff create and serve three delicious, nutritious meals for our individuals that meet the most current nutrient requirements to ensure optimal nutritional health and well-being. In addition, nutritious snacks and beverages are also provided. We are able to modify meals according to an individual’s prescribed special diet and diet textures such as puree, ground, chopped, and finely chopped.
Our Dietitians participate in Support Team meetings as an integral part of an individual’s total care. The multi-disciplinary approach is vital when planning, preparing, and presenting all aspects of nutrition to the individuals served. The Dietitians provide monthly, quarterly, and annual Nutrition Assessments for our individuals. Each individual is closely monitored through review of records and observation at mealtime. The Dietitians are able to recommend diet changes for a variety of physical and medical conditions. They work closely with other disciplines to attempt diet texture progressions and transition from feeding by tube to enjoying meals orally. They also provide nutritional education and counseling to our individuals, their families, and caregivers to assure the highest quality of care.
Hot meals, a diverse menu, and friendly staff make lunch one of the most popular times at Ann Storck Center.
Mealtime Management practices at ASC involve organizing utensils and a mealtime chart to ensure individuals are provided with the most enabling adaptive equipment to build independence.