Key Indicators of Well Being for the Aging Population Course

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Course Expires May 31, 2024
Credits: 4 credits for CDR and 4 general CE for CBDM
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE, CBDM
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Learn to better understand the aging population with this self-study course! 

This continuing professional education self-study course includes required reading and provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand picture of the health and well-being of older adults in the U.S. The information in this course can be used to understand adults over 65 years of age for nutrition professionals that work with older adults in a variety of settings, including providing clinical care and in community programs.

The course includes case study-based questions to assess knowledge and understanding of content and require the learner to apply the information as if implementing it in practice.

Purchasing Options: This is available as eDocument plus CPE Test only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

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

  1. Apply knowledge of health determinants when planning, developing, and implementing services and programs for older adults.
  2. Identify determinants of health and their influence on health status of older adults.
  3. Consider population and environmental disparities when developing programs.

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

CDR Activity Number: 166639 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.2.2 Applies knowledge of health determinants when planning, developing, and implementing services, programs, meal planning and menus.
  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and their influence on population health status.
  • 12.3.3 Takes into consideration any population and environmental disparities (health, availability, finances, access) when developing programs.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.


This course is also approved by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM).

Hours: 4 General CE

Approval Number: 167321

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 link to required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 21 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. (2020). Older Americans 2020: Key indicators of well-being. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied 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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This is an excellent document and self-study course!  Due to the US population aging, RDNs are working in greater numbers within long term care settings, including CCRCs and nursing homes. Anyone working in this population could benefit from taking this course, which is easy to read and navigate.
- Key Indicators of Well-Being for the Aging Population Self-Study CPE Course
Burgin Ross, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
This self study course encourages RDNs and NDTRs to look at and familiarize themselves with current data. This will help practitioners to make informed decisions in their current practice and to provide the most effective assistance when aiding clients/patients with a multifaceted approach.
- Key Indicators of Well-Being for the Aging Population Self-Study CPE Course
Erin Allen, MS, RDN, LD
The Key Indicators of Well-Being for the Aging Population self-study course provides a good overview of factors to consider in planning programs for the aging population with useful tables, charts, citations and references.
- Key Indicators of Well-Being for the Aging Population Self-Study CPE Course

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