Geriatric Nutrition 101
GERIATRIC NUTRITION 101
What makes geriatric nutrition so different from normal nutrition? Geriatric nutrition is a specialty are of dietetics, yet it is minimally covered in most didactic programs. Nearly all dietitians work with older adults at some point in their career. Therefore, it is important that all dietitians understand the basics of how nutrition care for the older adult differs- from how weight is assessed to HbgA1c goals to vitamin D needs to issues at end of life. This one-hour course will cover the basics of geriatric nutrition and enable participants to walk away with pearls of wisdom for providing optimal nutrition care for the older adult.

Outline
  1. Physiology of aging
  2. Nutrition screening
  3. Desirable body weight
  4. Malnutrition
  5. Diabetes
  6. Vitamin D
  7. End of life issues
  8. Meals on Wheels
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Understand the physiology of aging.


  • Recognize the difference between standard nutrition care and geriatric nutrition.


  • Define and understand the role of sarcopenia in older adults.


  • Have a greater understanding of the impact of the Meals on Wheels program.
Live Event Date: Mar 12, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 3020, 4190, 5100, 5410
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.2, 8.3.7, 10.1.1, 10.2.9
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
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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