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: Oct 07, 2021
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
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 is a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, consultant, mentor, and leader. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition and Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She spent 13 years working as a home care dietitian for the VA before diving into entrepreneurship full time. Katie is the owner of Katie Dodd Nutrition LLC, founder of The Geriatric Dietitian blog and High Calorie Recipes food blog, and the host Dietitian Side Hustle podcast. She is lives in Medford, OR and is mom to Gavin and Emily.

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