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The EAT Bar | The Importance of a Dining Companion

The EAT Bar | The Importance of a Dining Companion

Have you noticed that as you are waiting to be served in a restaurant, the food at other dining tables appears very appealing? Then, as people begin to eat, your appetite increases!

Research has shown that people who eat alone eat less than when they eat with others. If you want to help increase the food intake of someone you care for, try to provide a dining companion.

Finger Foods Have Considerable Value for Alzheimer’s Patients

Finger Foods Have Considerable Value for Alzheimer’s Patients

Families and caregivers will often observe that a family member with Alzheimer's trying to eat applesauce with a fork or hotdogs with a spoon, even beverages with a piece of silverware. Food is spilled rather than swallowed, and loved ones often abandon a failed meal. 

Researchers have determined that “finger foods that are specifically designed for people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease could help those suffering with the condition to eat more and improve their nutritional status”.

EAT Bar Tips for Families Who Have a Loved One in Stroke Rehab

EAT Bar Tips for Families Who Have a Loved One in Stroke Rehab

The month of May marks National Stroke Awareness Month. After a loved one has a stroke, many family members will want to participate in stroke rehabilitation. 

Here are some suggestions that can help with the delicate balance of the stoke survivors needs as well as the caregivers own health and happiness as they begin the therapy process.

With Alzheimer's, A Child's Love May Be the Answer

With Alzheimer's, A Child's Love May Be the Answer
If you have a family member or friend who once enjoyed having a snack or tea-party with a child, you know this activity may offer an enjoyable way to increase oral intake. With dementia, some individuals may be uncooperative when encouraged to take supplements. The resistance may be due to lack of trust, or may be one way of exerting independence. Those same individuals might be wooed into eating a delicious Strawberry EAT Bar when offered by a little boy, or having a Dark Chocolate EAT Bar at a tea-party with a little girl. Dependent upon the age of the child, you might be able to be a silent observer of the interaction; you will be able to tell if this activity could successfully be repeated.

ICYMI in @Foodbeast: A Startup Created Melting Snack Bars Designed For People With Swallowing Disorders

ICYMI in @Foodbeast: A Startup Created Melting Snack Bars Designed For People With Swallowing Disorders

Thank you, @Foodbeast. Here is our favorite bit; but, be certain to check out the full article: https://www.foodbeast.com/news/eat-bar-dysphagia/

At the heart of the EAT Bars, though, is a focus on flavor to ensure those with dysphagia can enjoy the food. It also creates a snacking occasion they may have not had before. Since three bars translates to a single serving, consumers can feel like they're enjoying multiple items at once, not just one prepared meal. They can be shared with other family members as well for a more social experience.

For those with dysphagia, it could be huge to just have this ability to eat something outside of the microwave pureed meals they typically have to resort to.

Unintentional Weight Loss | Sometimes It’s Just About Calories

Unintentional Weight Loss | Sometimes It’s Just About Calories

The inability to eat or reduced desire to eat can have a profound effect on patients and their families. The stress brings with it negative emotions. If you are in the hospital or residing in a care facility, snack time is an opportunity to have something special and connect with pleasant memories.

Having a snack that is tasty and satisfying that everyone might enjoy is so important. The EAT Bar is a delicious snack that brings joy back to eating and provide easy calories when they are needed most. What better way to demonstrate dignity and provide joy than with an appetizing treat!

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month | Helpful tips for swallowing pills

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month | Helpful tips for swallowing pills
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movements and often negatively impact one’s ability to walk, speak and swallow.  According to Suttrup & Warnecke (Dysphagia Feb 2016) 80% of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) develop dysphagia during the course of their disease.  These consequences may also impact a patient’s ability to take medications that are recommended by their doctor to help treat symptoms of the disorder.

ICYMI: Talking Transitional Foods on Dysphagia Cafe

ICYMI: Talking Transitional Foods on Dysphagia Cafe
I was thrilled to contribute an article to Dysphagia Cafe titled "Transitioning into IDDSI" talking about the effort to standardize transitional foods and the ways to test the transitional nature of a food. EAT Bar is excited to be a part of this movement. Check out the full article here: https://dysphagiacafe.com/2019/02/16/transitioning-into-the-iddsi/

Doctors play an important role in diet management and the safety of their patients.

Doctors play an important role in diet management and the safety of their patients.
In honor of National Doctor’s Day on March 30th, the EAT Bar team would like to say thank you to each and every physician who daily makes a meaningful impact in the lives of patients by showing care and compassion when addressing eating and swallowing disorders.

ICYMI: EAT Bar is a trend!!

ICYMI: EAT Bar is a trend!!
We are grateful for all the interest in the EAT Bar! Thank you @trendhunter for highlighting our #delicious snack and helping us fulfill our mission to bring joy and delight to everyone's everyday. Check out the full article here: https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/eat-bar

ICYMI: The EAT Bar Is A Snack Designed Specifically For People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing

ICYMI: The EAT Bar Is A Snack Designed Specifically For People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing
The EAT Bar was featured on Bustle.comIf you’ve struggled with food texture or the mechanics of eating, it can have an adverse effect on your relationship with it; at best, eating feels like a chore, and at worst, it feels like you’re fighting a losing battle. The EAT Bar aims to address those feelings and help people rediscover the joy and pleasure good food can inspire. 

#IWD 2019: The Women Behind the EAT Bar

#IWD 2019: The Women Behind the EAT Bar

This week we celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8, a day dedicated celebrating women and their role as a positive force for good in the world. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. As a women run company, we certainly strive (and sometimes struggle) every day to bring balance in our work to do better and be better. 

A Typical Day

I know each of us at some time has been asked to share examples of what we consider our “typical day”. My typical day has changed dramatically since I launched the EAT Bar, acquired two dynamic partners and began working out of my home.