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The proportion of older adults in the United States is increasing and expected to double by 2050. This shift has implications across the social ecological model. This population shift will have impacts on the healthcare workforce, eldercare industry, food and nutrition programs and public policy. Ensuring that older adults have access to and consume diets consistent with healthy eating patterns is essential in promoting optimal physical and cognitive states and delaying the onset of chronic disease. Registered dietitians must be poised to provide nutrition interventions that promote healthy aging especially in adapted living environments.
Award Presentation: Excellence in Practice – Community Dietetics Award
Samia Hamdan, MPH, RDN
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4040, 7170, 1080
- Identify dietary guidance for older adults to maintain optimal health and delay the onset of chronic disease.
- State key factors that can influence nutrition in older adults.
- Describe the impact of a growing older adult population on the healthcare workforce, the eldercare industry, and public policy.
- Alice H Lichtenstein, D.Sc.
- Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND
- Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND
Planned with Committee for Public Health/Community Nutrition