Nutrition Management Services Company
Buddy Roth, Food Service Director at Arbutus Park Retirement Community was the featured speaker at the Cottager Dinner on July 1st for current residents. He spoke about all the great things that our department contributes, our long term tenure with the manor and the corporate support provided, our meal service program, the continuing education we provide our staff, the dining concept, purchasing/vendors and fiscal responsibility, some basic clinical information/responsibilities, and the challenges we face in the department. He also reviewed some of the fun things we do for residents and opened it up for questions afterward. It’s so nice to include our residents in discussions about their nutrition!
Independent thinking means smart living, thank you Buddy! On Independence Day and through July this year, lets declare that nutrition be the priority and the topic of discussion. Community events and functions are a wonderful way to connect and celebrate. We hope everyone had a happy, safe and healthy 4th of July!
-Your friends at NMSC
While remembering loved ones this weekend, you might be inclined to have family functions and cook for the start of the summer season! We bake from scratch at NMSC, so our team has a lot of tips to share. Here is a handy dandy conversion chart…in case you haven’t cleaned out the cupboards and only have a dropper when you need a teaspoon. This dilemma is quite common…or maybe not, but I had fun with the word “pint”. Would anyone fancy a pint…I mean 2 cups…I mean 16 fluid ounces? Test your kids! See if you are smarter than a fifth grader!
Common Measurements and Equivalents
½ tsp = 30 drops
1 tsp = 1/3 TBS or 60 drops
3 tsp = 1 tablespoon
½ TBS = 1 ½ tsps
1 TBS = 3 tsps or ½ fluid ounce
2 TBS = 1/8 cup or 1 fluid ounce
3 TBS = 1 ½ fluid ounces or 1 jigger
4TBS = ¼ cup or 2 fluid ounces
5 1/3 TBS= 1/3 cup or 5 TBS + 1 tsp
8 TBS = ½ cup or 4 fluid ounces
12 TBS = ¾ cup or 6 fluid ounces
16 TBS = 1 cup or 8 fluid ounces or ½ pint
1/8 cup = 2 TBS or 1 Fluid ounce
¼ cup = 4 TBS or 2 Fluid ounces
1/3 cup = 5 TBS + 1 tsp
½ cup = 8 TBS or 4 fluid ounces
2/3 cup = 10 TBS plus 2 tsp
5/8 cup = ½ cup + 2 TBS
¾ cup = 12 TBS or 6 fluid ounces
7/8 cup = ¾ cup + 2 TBS
1 cup = 16 TBS or ½ pint or 8 fluid ounces
2 cups = 1 pint or 16 fluid ounces
1 pint = 2 cups or 16 fluid ounces
1 quart = 2 pints or 4 cups or 32 fluid ounces
1 gallon = 4 quarts 8 pints or 16 cups or 128 fluid ounces
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everybody!
- From all your friends at Nutrition Management Services Company