Sarcopenia affects >50 million people today and will affect >200 million people in the next 40 years. The economic burden of sarcopenia to the US was estimated at $18.5 billion in direct healthcare costs per year. Because the projected increase in the population of older adults, these cost will continue to escalate. Many contributory factors relating to the development of sarcopenia are directly related to nutrition.
This evidence-based program offers information on the value of incorporating nutrition approaches for older adults at risk for sarcopenia
In this workshop attendees will:
- Apply validated nutrition screening tools to confirm nutrition risk
- Evaluate current evidence based science for the role of nutrition in correcting deficiencies that lead to sarcopenia
- Incorporate appropriate nutrition interventions for preserving lean body mass