Recorded Webinar: Changing the Conversation: Culinary Techniques to Meet the Needs of A Client's Diagnosis Without Sacrificing Flavor for the Aging Population

This webinar occurred on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 2–3 PM ET.

In part three of this four-part webinar series, Chefs Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN, and Julie Harrington, RD, discuss how to talk to clients about dietary changes for diseases related to aging, such as dementia, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, Alzheimer's, and cognitive decline/mental health. The presenters use evidence-based science and translate it through food and behavior change techniques specifically geared toward the aging population. Learn how to evaluate clients' cooking skills and confidence in the kitchen, and set realistic food-focused behavior-change goals.

This webinar is the third in a four-part webinar series, featuring a new diagnosis that is discussed in Q1, Q2, Q3, & Q4. Listen to the recorded versions:

  • Part 1, Culinary Techniques to Meet the Needs of Diabetes and Heart Disease, here.
  • Part 2, Culinary Techniques to Meet the Needs of Digestive Disorders, here.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to: 

  1. Learn how to make evidence-based nutrition education relatable to clients through "food talk."
  2. Understand the impact culinary nutrition can have on behavior mediators such as stress, knowledge, confidence, and goal setting.
  3. Identify a variety of culinary nutrition needs and tips related to aging, and how to help clients integrate them into their diets.
  4. Describe how to evaluate a client's cooking skills to work on setting appropriate goals.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
4010, 4190, 6020, 8015
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
1.3.6, 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.2.3
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CPE Level: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CDR
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 Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN, is a Chef and Registered Dietitian and owner of Culinary Nutrition Cuisine, a culinary nutrition consulting company. Abbie works with a wide variety of clients as a spokesperson, recipe and product developer, teacher/educator, and private chef. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @CNC_Abbie and check out her weekly nutrition videos on YouTube and Facebook @CulinaryNutritionCuisine.




Chef Julie Harrington, RD, is a professionally trained chef and RD specializing in culinary nutrition. You can always find Julie in the kitchen developing new recipes and translating evidence-based science through food. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @ChefJulie_RD.





This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from Egg Nutrition Center. Please note that Egg Nutrition Center provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. The presenters have the following relevant disclosures to report: they have received honoraria and other material support from Egg Nutrition Center, National Dairy Council, and National Cattlemen's Beef Association. They have certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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