Medical Nutrition Matters Spring 2021 Volume 40 No. 4 - Triple Threat: Malnutrition, frailty, and food insecurity in older adults and the role of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Nutrition and Dietetics Technicians, Registered

Medical Nutrition Matters

The RDN and NDTR play a role in improving the health outcomes of the aging population by addressing the triple threat of malnutrition, frailty, and food insecurity.

  • Release Date: May 17, 2021
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The start of 2021 marked what the World Health Organization has declared a “Decade of Healthy Ageing”. A complicated physiological process, aging incorporates changes in multiple domains of life beyond, but related to, health. The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and the Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) can play a role in improving the quality of life and health outcomes of this population by making small and large changes on multiple levels to address the triple threat of malnutrition, frailty, and food insecurity in older adults.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 12.1.3, 6.2.3, 8.1.4

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the relationship between malnutrition, frailty, and food insecurity in older adults.
  2. Describe current challenges to estimating the prevalence of malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults.
  3. Identify at least three ways RDNs and Dietetics Technicians, Registered can address the problem of malnutrition in the community-dwelling older adult population.

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  • Release Date: May 17, 2021
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