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Foodservice Efficiences Using Informatics Solutions

This webinar will discuss how nutrition informatics is employed in all aspects of foodservice, resulting in efficiencies that help increase employee & customer satisfaction.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00

DPG/MIG Price $0.00


This product is free for NI DPG members.

This webinar was presented live on May 27, 2020.

Nutrition informatics is used in all aspects of foodservice, including healthcare (both acute and long-term), school foodservice, and retail. Nutrition informatics tools can help reduce food waste, analyze menus and recipes for nutrients, provide costing information, store large amounts of data for reporting, analysis, and research, and improve staff productivity. These tools can also help enhance staff and employee satisfaction through streamlining activities and providing the desired information in seconds. Informatics tools help managers evaluate their operations more easily via reporting, dashboards, and any other tools that aggregate data and display it as desired.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.3.5, 5.1.1, 8.3.7

Learning Need Codes

  • 1020, Computer, electronic technology
  • 1065, Informatics
  • 1070, Leadership, critical and strategic thinking

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss how the use of informatics tools in foodservice can help decrease food waste and easily provide costing and nutrient analysis of recipes and menus.
  2. Discuss foodservice informatics’ role in Long Term Post Acute Care, schools, grocery, and restaurants.
  3. List examples of recent adaptations in foodservice operations with COVID-19 and how informatics tools can help with these changes.


Amy Wootton, RD, LDN

Amy Wootton, RDN, with over 20 years of experience in clinical and food service nutrition management for acute and long term post-acute care. Nutrition informatics has been a driving factor in career leadership success. Amy has been the Director of Nutrition Management at MatrixCare for the past 4 years working closely with both the clinical product electronic health record line as well as dietary software solution, MealTracker. As a key subject matter expert, Amy introduced integrations and feature enhancements to development team to incorporate nutrition standards of practice.

Amy is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, was appointed Chair on the Interoperability and Standards Committee, executive member of the newly formed Nutrition Informatics DPG, and contributed to the Academy's Nutrition Care Process Toolkit Workgroup. Amy accepted a Leadership Award from the Florida Academy of Dietetics in 2017. Most recently participated in a joint effort article with the Academy and Aspen co-authoring Consensus Recommendations for Optimization of Electronic Health Records for Nutrition Care.

Amy is a dedicated leader and is passionate about the success of nutrition interventions as an electronic solution to healthcare crisis'.

Martin M Yadrick, MBI, MS, RDN, FAND

Marty Yadrick is Director of Nutrition Informatics at Computrition, Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of software solutions to the foodservice industry. He has served in many leadership roles in the Academy including Academy President, Foundation Chair, ANDPAC Chair, Chair of the Nutrition Informatics Committee and Chair of the SCAN DPG. Marty is currently a member of the Academy’s Nutrition Care Process, Research, and Outcomes ANDHII Workgroup.

Marty received his Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, a Master of Science from the University of Kansas, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Master of Biomedical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University.

Release Date: May 27, 2020


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