Life Happens in the Kitchen

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Marsha Poulsen
Action Pact



JULY 19 - 29 - Online


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NOTE: This session offered at 30% discount

Great care is being taken to ensure a positive group experience.





Questions? Want to be added to a waiting list? Contact Marsha Poulsen via email or phone. 414.258.3649


Action Pact Education Building

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.

We will have the opportunity to enjoy and discuss food, and design for dining as a meaningful and pleasurable daily experience for elders. 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 small group so that each participant goes away with a strong network and actual consultation with 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:

  • COVID-19 30% DISCOUNT: $1,800.
  • For more information on course content, 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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