Life Happens in the Kitchen


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Marsha Poulsen
Action Pact




FEBRUARY 18-22, 2018




Action Pact Education Office

7709 W. Lisbon Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53222
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This intensive workshop experience focuses on the dietary aspects of the Household Model. It is specifically designed and developed for participants from organizations who are seriously exploring and/or designing and developing the Household Model. It is also of great benefit to those who are already physically in a household model but want to strengthen the dining services to parallel food choices we experience at home. If you are a dietary manager, a dietitian, a dietary consultant working with a household client, an administrator or CEO rethinking your organizational structure, or an architectural firm designing households, this workshop is for you.

The session will be held at the Action Pact offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We will have the opportunity to enjoy and discuss food, and design for dining as a meaningful and pleasurable daily experience for elders. Our group will visit and study with residents and staff at area nursing homes converting to the Household Model and learn behind the scenes specifics from the dietary staff. We will study processes and systems as well as learn how to put the kitchen back into the center of home life.


Attendance will be limited to a household size, so that each participant goes away with a strong network and actual consultation from the experts.

Presenter: Linda Bump, Registered Dietitian, Action Pact consultant

Linda is known for her culture change work, as the Administrator at Northern Pines Communities (now Bigfork Valley) that built and organized to the household model in 1998, and as the Director of Operations during the transition to households at Meadowlark Hills in 2001. As a consultant at Action Pact, she has worked with many household facilities and is sought after as a consultant to architects.  Linda authored and presented the white paper, “The Deep Seated Issue of Choice,” for the CMS/Pioneer Network Creating Home II national symposia on Culture Change and the Food and Dining Requirements. She also participated in the Pioneer Network Task Force that developed the “New Dining Practice Standards” and the new toolkit which helps homes implement the new standards.


Tuition and session details: $2,600. For more information on course content, see the agenda here or email

Educational credits: This workshop has been approved for continuing education with prior approval for Registered Dietitians, Dietetic Technicians and Certified Dietary Managers.

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