BMI and the Assessment of 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: May 14, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2030, 3020, 4190, 5100
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.1, 8.3.7, 10.1.1, 10.2.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, 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. Katie is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, mentor, and leader. She works full time at VA as a home care dietitian and has been side hustling since 2014. Katie is a Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition, the founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog, and the Dietitian Side Hustle podcast. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is actively involved in leadership within the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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