Sharon Vermeer, Dietary Manager for Orange City Area Health System hospital and long term care facilities, recently traveled to Norway with a scholarship she received from the Annapurna Foundation, a division of the national Dietary Managers Association and Healthcare Caterers International. The Annapurna scholarship provides money for one American and one European professional — who are involved in the management of foodservices in healthcare services and hospitals — to use for education and training on the other continent. Sharon was able to study the way Norway provides dietary services for its hospitals, nursing homes, group homes, and meals on wheels. She discovered many differences in the way services are provided. Sharon stayed at one of the top Physical Rehabilitation Facilities in Norway, Steffensrud, a couple hours outside of Oslo. Sharon was also able to visit distant relatives in Kristiansand, Norway, which meant negotiating the train and bus systems in Norway as well. Sharon will be presenting programs at Orange City Area Health System’s main campus, Long Term Care, Heritage House and Landsmeer Ridge Retirement community, as well as several state dietary meetings around the country.