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The article explores the physical effects of menopause on women's health and metabolism, nutrition recommendations for menopause, and ways RDNs can help women balance the message of healthful aging with the pressure of perfection and the reality of disordered eating behaviors in some women during this life stage.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Need Codes: 5090, 5200, 5370, 4180
Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 8.1.3, 8.3.1
- Describe the impact of today’s societal body image and nutritionally sensationalized messages on midlife women and their overall health.
- Describe the stages of menopause and differentiate the effect of changing hormones, aging, lifestyle, and dieting on a woman’s physical and emotional well-being.
- Summarize evidence-based nutrition and activity recommendations for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.