Nutrition for the Older Adult Course, 3rd Edition

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Course Expires November 1, 2025
Credits: 25
Accreditations: CDR
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Increase your knowledge about the link between nutrition and the diseases and conditions that are common in older adults.

The course lays the foundation for nutrition care for older adults and is designed for nutrition professionals working with this population including those who are interested in increasing their knowledge about the link between nutrition and the diseases and conditions common in older adults.

Each chapter of the required reading is written by experts in the area of nutrition and clinical health of the older adult. Topics unique to older adults are highlighted and chapter objectives focus on the key concepts of the chapter. Sample notes using the nutrition care process (Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Diagnosis, Nutrition Intervention, Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation) relevant to the content are also included. Discussion and study questions at the end of each chapter in the book test the reader’s knowledge of the content.

A continuing professional education case-study based exam helps the reader apply the information in the required reading to their work setting.

Course includes hard copy book, electronic test and 1 certificate with passing grade.

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

After completion of this CPE program, participants will be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of older adults.
  2. Integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care of older adults.
  3. Integrate new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions related to older adults into practice.
  4. Prioritize specific nutrition problems to inform nutrition care plans and processes for older adults

This course is intended for: RDNs

CDR Activity Number: 173257    Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences
  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 10.3.3 Prioritizes specific nutrition problems to inform nutrition care plans and processes.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

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 100 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Nutrition for the Older Adult written by Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND and Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, LDN, FAND

Disclaimer: The text 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 a wonderful and thorough review of nutrition for older adults. It encompasses common concerns and nutrition problems seen in the older adult population. The studies are well written and thought out!
- Nutrition for the Older Adult, 3rd Edition
Jamie Smith, MS< RD, LSG, LDN
This is an excellent resource for dietitians in the continuum of care. The course came at a perfect time for me as I prepare to retake my CSG.
- Nutrition for the Older Adult, 3rd Edition
Katy Adams, RD, MDA, CSG, LD

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