Monday, March 19, 2018


Sarah Becher
Versailles Health Care Center and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrated Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. As the nation's food and nutrition experts, registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients and community. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day commemorates the dedication of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world.

Sarah Becher, Registered Dietician, has been a member of Versailles Health Care Center’s team since 2009. Becher provides nutritional care for VHCC residents and patients resulting in their optimal health and nutritional status.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges people to dedicate themselves to a healthy lifestyle in 2018 with these 15 food, nutrition and exercise tips:
  1. Eat Breakfast. Find more quick breakfast ideas at
  2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits and Vegetables. See “20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables” at
  3. Watch Portion Sizes. Visit
  4. Be Active. Regular physical activity lowers blood pressure and helps your body control stress and weight. You don’t have to hit the gym—take a walk after dinner or play a game of catch or basketball.
  5. Fix Healthy Snacks. For snack ideas, see “25 Healthy Snacks for Kids” and “Smart Snacking for Adults and Teens” at
  6. Get to Know Food Labels. To learn about food labels, see “Shop Smart – Get the Facts on Food Labels” at
  7. Consult an RD. Learn about RDs at
  8. Follow Food Safety Guidelines. Learn about home food safety at
  9. Get Cooking. The collection of How do I… videos at will get you started.
  10. Dine Out without Ditching Your Goals. See “Healthy Eating on the Run” at
  11. Enact Family Meal Time. For more family mealtime tips, visit
  12. Banish Brown Bag Boredom. Keep lunches safe with tips from
  13. Drink More Water. Drink water instead of sugary drinks and let thirst be your guide. A healthy body can balance water needs throughout the day. Drink plenty of water if you are active, live or work in hot conditions, or are an older adult.
  14. Explore New Foods and Flavors. Add more nutrition and eating pleasure by expanding your range of food choices. Try different versions of familiar foods like blue potatoes, red leaf lettuce or basmati rice.
  15. Eat Seafood Twice a Week. Seafood—fish and shellfish—contains a range of nutrients including healthy omega-3 fats. Salmon, trout, oysters and sardines are higher in omega-3s and lower in mercury.
Versailles Health Care Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center that offers short-term rehab services, outpatient therapy, and long-term care. Versailles Health Care Center sent home 210 patients that utilized its short-term rehab services in 2017 and 185 in 2016! If you are interested in learning more about Versailles Health Care Center, please call us at 937.526.5570, or visit on the web at

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