Eating to 100: Exploring the diets of centenarians – Webinar

Course Expires April 29, 2024
Credits: 1.0
Accreditations: CDR, CBDM, CBDCE

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Learn the art of living into the golden years!

Do you ever think about how long you will live? Will it be 70, 80, or 100 or more years? Most of us have the ability to live longer than our genetic code with a little manipulation of diet, lifestyle and attitude. This presentation covers the science and stories of centenarians from around the world who have mastered the art of living well into their golden years. The information discussed will provide you with useful tools to help clients of all ages improve their quality of life and longevity.

Come travel with us down the road to 100!

Note: If you purchase the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account within a few days of the live event. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: and choose Webinars.

After completing this continuing education course the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify common dietary themes of centenarians from around the world.
  2. Discuss how centenarian habits can reduce incidence of sarcopenia and malnutrition in aging.
  3. Identify ways to translate centenarian diet habits into our current “Western Diet”.
  4. Describe centenarian diet recommendations the practitioner can make to promote overall health and longevity for clients of all ages.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs/CDCEs, NDTRs and CDMs

CDR Activity Number: Live: 162745 / Recorded: 162746

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar / 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Performance Indicators:

  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
  • 13.2.7 Modifies recipes and menus that accommodate diverse health, economic and cultural needs in order to achieve nutritional goals and requirements.


This course has been approved by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CDBM).

Hours: 1.0 General CE

Approval Number:166129

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at

CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.

SeAnne Safaii-Waite, PhD, RDN, LD

Dr. Safaii-Waite is a currently a clinical dietitian nutritionist working for St Luke’s Health System in Idaho. She is also an Associate Professor Emeritus of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Idaho and Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri. She has worked extensively in the areas of child nutrition, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease and healthy aging.

She has served on various state and national leadership committees and has written grant proposals collaboratively to fund various community health nutrition interventions. She often speaks on the lifestyle medicine approach to disease prevention and is featured on the upcoming PBS series “Aging Across America”. Dr, Safaii-Waite has published in various research journals and authored textbook chapters. Her work has been featured in the Food & Nutrition Magazine, Today’s Dietitian, and the McCall Digest. She loves sharing nutrition information in the media, writes for several newspapers, and makes appearances on local television networks. SeAnne and her research colleague Sue Linja completed a TEDx Talk on “The Road to 100”. She is co-author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide and they are currently working on a book investigating the dietary practices of centenarians. Her leadership in dietetics has been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Young Dietitian of the Year Award, the Outstanding Dietitian Award the University of Idaho Community Outreach and Engagement award and most recently the June Yearrington Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also recipient of the prestigious University of Idaho Community Outreach and Engagement award. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society. She and her husband John are active supporters of the Idaho Food Bank and currently live full time in McCall, Idaho leading a very active lifestyle cycling, running, skiing, and just about anything that gets them outdoors. She hopes to see her 100th birthday!

Disclosures: Dr. Safaii-Waite certifies that she has no conflicts of interest for this program.

Sue Stillman Linja, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for nutrition and aging. Sue has spent the past 33 years of her career working in gerontology and long term care as a food and nutrition services director, state surveyor and a business owner and consultant. She is widely sought after as a speaker for nutrition and aging seminars in the northwest and presented a TedTalk highlighting centenarians and diet —The Road to 100. Since her mom passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease, Sue has a special passion for researching and educating on the prevention of this disease, resulting in the co-publication of the book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Food Guide.

In addition to creating and implementing quality nutrition and menu services for her clients, Sue provided work for over 55 dietitians in 10 states as an owner of S&S Nutrition Network, Inc, LTC Nutrition Consulting and Nutrition and Wellness Associates. Sue has held leadership positions in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Health Care Communities DPG, the Idaho Health Care Association and Treasure Valley Dietetic Association. She hopes to age gracefully, reaching her 100th birthday by maintaining close relationships, eating a mostly plant-based diet and drinking fine wine.

Disclosures: Sue is on the Advisory Council for Hormel Health Labs and has done work with Becky Dorner & Associates. However, she certifies that she has no conflicts of interest for this program.


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