This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.
The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history as all baby boomers will be older than age 65 expanding the size of the older population so that 1 in every 5 residents will be retirement age. Within a couple decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. The exponential growth of the aging population offers many opportunities for RDNs and DTRs for "evidence-based" nutrition in overall health management while expanding options for having a life defined by meaning and purpose. This session will discuss redefining the aging population, the challenges with ageism and how RDNs and DTRs can provide successful leadership, and innovation with best practice to meet nutritional needs of the older adult.
CPE Level: 2 - Intermediate
Learning Need Codes: 4190, 1070, 5040
- 3.1.6 Takes an active role in sharing information and knowledge.
- 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
- Identity how traditional aging is being redefined and key impact areas to society and nutrition.
- Discuss the many opportunities and challenges for RDNs and DTRs with innovative "best practice" for the aging population.
- Describe practical suggestions for proactive success with nutrition and older adults.
- Terri Raymond, MA, RDN, CDN, FAND
- Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND