Food & Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well Self Study Course

Credits: 12 CPES for CDR and 6 General CE for CBDM
Course Expiration: July 10, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDM
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If you work with aging adults you’ll love this course! 

Food and Fitness after 50 is a practical book that translates scientific research into simple, actionable steps designed to help adults manage food choices and fitness strategies as they navigate their 50s, 60s, and beyond. The authors share personal experiences and offer a common-sense approach to help readers learn what it takes to control food choices and fitness. Each section of the book equips readers with the five Cs needed to reach the 6th and most important C: Control. The five Cs include:

  1. Clarity of science to understand the hows and whys of food and fitness
  2. Confronting the myths and untangling common food and fitness myths
  3. Confidence to choose healthy foods and the best exercise strategies to see real changes
  4. Consistency of advice to help you quickly find the most relevant information
  5. Concise information to help you hone in on the most critical information

The book is divided into three sections: Eat Well, Move Well, and Be Well. Each section uses the normal aging process to anchor the recommendations. The information in this book can assist you to help your clients learn how to embrace aging, accept challenges, and gain the confidence to eat well, move well and be well.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

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

  1. Explain how a healthy eating pattern and food choices provides a balance of nutrients
  2. Define appropriate protein choices to preserve lean body mass
  3. Describe the connection between diet, exercise and wellness
  4. Assess hydration strategies and appropriate beverage selections
  5. Evaluate the role of dietary supplements in a healthy eating plan
  6. Examine dimensions of fitness and physical activity
  7. List the benefits of strength training and healthy eating
  8. Design an eating plan that supports body weight and fitness goals
  9. Clarify myths about healthy eating and weight management
  10. State five age related changes in vitamin and mineral needs
  11. Clarify the science on balance, flexibility and agility
  12. Understand the science on aging and chronic conditions/diseases
  13. Define good nutrition and fitness strategies to reduce the risk of chronic diseases

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 138333     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 4060 Exercise, fitness and sports nutrition
  • 4040 Disease prevention and health promotion
  • 4190 Elderly nutrition
  • 3030 Anthropometrics and body composition

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-and research and literature in decision making
  • 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
  • 9.6 Uses effective counseling and coaching skills and strategies in practice

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.


This course has been submitted for approval by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CDBM).

Hours: 6 General CE

Approval Number: 165028

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”.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 60 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Food & Fitness after 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well written by Christine Rosenbloom PhD, RDN, FAND and Bob Murray PhD, FACSM

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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