Symposium Session: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well: A Dietitian’s Guide for Optimal Aging
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2110, 4040, 4190, 9020
Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.2.4, 8.3.6, 8.3.7
“There are more people on the planet over the age of 65 than ever before in human history.”
This session translates the latest science on aging, nutrition, and exercise into actionable steps for those 50, 60, 70, and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population of those over the age of 65 will double and in the United States the number of over 65ers will jump from 48 million in 2016 to 88 million in 2050. There will also be a rise in life expectancy of approximately eight years. As the population ages, so will the need for sound nutrition and exercise advice for the “grey tsunami” that will change the face of our population. This session will review the normal physiological changes that occur with aging that impact macro- and micronutrient needs, exercise capacity, and muscle strength. Issues surrounding changes to muscle glycogen storage, muscle protein synthesis, hydration, body composition, and the nutrients needed to support optimal aging will be presented. In addition, a review of the research on the importance of sleep, managing stress, and building social support networks to support healthy aging will be discussed. The session will also highlight inspiring stories from older adults who know what it takes to eat well, move well, and be well.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify “normal” vs “usual” age changes in various body systems.
- List key elements for choosing a healthful eating pattern for optimal aging.
- Summarize research of the anabolic resistance of muscle to aging and the importance of dietary protein intake to maintain and/or build muscle mass, support activity, and prevent sarcopenia.
- Recognize the importance of fitness in maintaining functional health and describe the basic components of fitness for older adults.
- Discuss the importance of sleep, social support, and stress management in aging adults.
Dr. Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND is president of Chris Rosenbloom Food and Nutrition Services, LLC (www.chrisrosenbloom.com) and nutrition professor emerita at Georgia State University. Dr. Rosenbloom held various teaching and administrative positions, including department chair and associate dean. She is the author of the consumer book (with Dr. Bob Murray) Food & Fitness After 50. She is the editor-in-chief of two editions of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals and served as assistant editor for the 6th edition released in 2017.
Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND, reports the following relevant disclosures: Consultant for the Ginger Network, the POM Wonderful Advisory Board, and the CLIF Bar Advisory Board; received honoraria from BENEO, Midwest & Indiana Diary and General Mills; received financial support from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.00 CDR