About

Suzanne Quiring

Suzanne Quiring
CDM, RD

Suzanne Quiring is a Registered Dietitian both in Canada and USA. She is a member of Dietitians of Canada, Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and Dietetics in Health Care Communities (DHCC). She is a Certified Dietary Manager with ANFP, and member of CSNM. Along with having her 2 year Continuing Care Administrator’s diploma, and she volunteers as the BC rep for Dietitians of Canada Gerontology Nutrition network.

Suzanne has over 25 years experience in the Health Care Community food service industry as a Director of Food Services, Dietitian, and consultant. Suzanne has personally worked in all areas of Residential Care from Assisted living, skilled nursing care, palliative care, dementia care, brain injury, extended care and acute care - she has an appreciation as to the practical and real challenges of providing great meal service to residents, regardless of care level.
In 2000, Suzanne invented the SuzyQ cart System, which is a movement on an improved way on “how” we typically do meal delivery in our LTC dining rooms, which allows for more resident interaction & choice, hotter food and less food waste resulting in significant dollar savings. To date, she has helped over 800+ communities throughout North America improve the dining experience for Residents.

Suzanne has been published in 10 professional journals and been a speaker at National conferences including 2018 ANFP Regional conferences, 2018 Dietitians of Canada National conference, 2016 DHCC National conference, Pioneer Network, Eden Alternative International conference, and numerous health care conferences. She was awarded the 2020 Dining Distinction Award by ANFP, and 2015 Marie Taylor Award for Excellence in Long Term Care by Dietitians of Canada. 

Suzanne spends her time providing education support to Residential Care communities via webinar classes, conference speaking, & email/phone support to folks that are motivated to make a positive change in their dining room. She loves to share her passion & experience on “how” meal service can be done as resident focused as possible, the culture change that is needed, and is a big supporter of the Eden Alternative and Pioneer Network organizations.

Awards

2015 Annual Marie Taylor Award

2015 Annual Marie Taylor Award for Excellence in Long Term Care

Suzanne has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences:

  • 2020 Dietitians of Canada Gerontology Network: COVID19 & Best Practices for RD’s
  • 2020 National ANFP conference 
  • 2020 Sysco Healthcare conference (Surrey, BC & Lincoln, Nebraska)
  • 2018 ANFP Regional conferences (Dallas, TX; Lexington, KY; St Louis, MO)
  • 2018 Dietitians of Canada National Conference – Vancouver, BC
  • 2017 WA state DHCC conference, Semiamhoo, WA
  • 2016 Dietetics in Health Care Communities National conference – Boston, MA
  • 2016 Pioneer Network webinar – September session
  • 2016 National Canadian Society of Nutrition Management conference – Vancouver, BC
  • 2015 Becky Dorner and Associates - webinar for LTC managers across North America
  • 2015 Nevada State AND conference – Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 BC Care Providers Association conference - Whistler, BC
  • 2015 WA/OR joint state AND conference – Vancouver, WA
  • 2010 International Eden Alternative conference - Denver, CO
  • Canadian Society of Nutrition Management National conference (2016 & 2009) – Vancouver
  • International Eden Alternative conference (June 2010) – Denver, CO
  • Alberta Society of Nutrition Management (Nov 2009) – Calgary
  • Gerontology Nutrition Society Fall conference (Nov 2009) – Vancouver
  • Gerontology Nutrition Society Spring conference (2011) – Victoria
  • Ontario Long Term Care Association conference (2011) – Toronto.
  • 8 Canadian provincial conferences (2011) – Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Sask, Winnipeg, Toronto, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Halifax
  • Suzanne has spoken at the Pioneer Network, and numerous USA state and Canadian Dietitian/Food Manager conferences since 2012 via webinar classes.

Publications

The SuzyQ cart system has been featured in the following publications:



Canadian Nursing Home Journal - Summer 2012. Page 4-6

Long Term Care Journal - Winter 2011

Food Service and Nutrition - Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (Winter 2011). Page 12 & 13

Food Service and Nutrition - Canadian Society of Nutrition Management News (Fall 2009)

Canadian Nursing Home - June/July 2006, Volume 17, No.2

Food Service and Nutrition Canadian Society of Nutrition Management News Spring 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1.

Dietary Manager July/Aug 2001, Volume 10, Issue 7

Journal of Gerontological Nursing March 1998, Volume 24, No.3
SuzyQ cart

The SuzyQ Cart

Hundreds of health care communities have choosen the SuzyQ cart system

Have a question? Want to attend a webinar class? Email Suzanne