BMI and Weight in Older Adults
BMI AND THE ASSESSMENT OF WEIGHT IN OLDER ADULTS
BMI is a commonly used tool to assess weight. Those with a BMI of greater than 25 are classified as overweight and all too frequently, recommendations are made for weight loss. However, making such a recommendation for an older adult could be detrimental. Research has shown that BMI ranges differ for older adults. This course will dig deep into the physiology of aging, what we know about BMI, and how to best assess weight in the older adult.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the physiology of aging.


  • Recognize optimal BMI ranges for older adults.


  • Define sarcopenia and how it relates to nutrition.


  • Feel more confident in assessing weight in older adults.
Live Event Date: Jan 31, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2030, 3020, 4190, 5100
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 10.1.1, 10.2.1, 8.1.1, 8.3.7
Target Audience: RDs, CDEs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND
Katie Dodd

Katie Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, lives in Medford, OR and works at VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics (VA SORCC). She is an advanced level practice dietitian in Home Based Primary Care, providing nutritional care in homes of Veterans. Katie is also a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her MS from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2008 and her BS from California State University, Chico in 2006. She is mom to Gavin and Emily. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, rock hounding, spending time with family, going to church, and cooking.

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