Fidgett A, Kerr K, and Gaffney M. 2017. Using straw notes to standardize and improve zoo nutrition outcomes. In Ward A, Coslik A, Brooks M Eds. Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition Foundation and AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Frisco, TX.
Nutritional inquiries are widely diverse in topic, background detail, and background of our intended audience and inquirers. Providing the required information in an organized and standardized framework can expedite the progression and/or resolution of the inquiry. Developed by nutritionists at San Diego Zoo Global, the STRAW note – an mnemonic acronym for Situation, Target, Required Action(s) by Who/When – is an easy-to-remember framework for documenting zoo nutrition questions, particularly those involving multiple stakeholders across departments.15_Fidgett.pdf     118 KB