Symposium Session: Longevity Foods: Learning from Centenarians Around the World

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 4010, 4040, 4190; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 6.2.5, 8.1.4, 8.3.6

Many centenarians have been able to ward off the diseases of their parents or have survived a life-threatening illness such as cancer, heart disease, or stroke.  Using questions from focus groups of baby boomers, centenarians from all over the world were interviewed on what they ate and their favorite recipes.  This session will review research gathered during visits to Sardinia, Italy, Japan, and Singapore. Presenters will share information about the top 20 foods of centenarians and how they consume these foods as part of their overall diet and will provide an overview of newly developed recipes including ingredients from targeted longevity foods.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Identify the common dietary factors of centenarians from around the world.
  2. Describe the top 20 foods contributing to centenarians’ overall health and longevity.
  3. Identify at least 5 ways to incorporate centenarian foods into the Western diet.
  4. Learn ways to transform traditional foods of centenarians into creative recipes.
Course summary
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  • 1.50 CDR
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Sue Linja, RDN, LD and SeAnne Safaii, PhD, RDN, LD

Available Credit

  • 1.50 CDR


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