Food Insecurity in Older Adults
This continuing education course examines the risk factors for and health effects of food insecurity in older adults, highlights food assistance programs available to older adults and their impact, and provides strategies to health care professionals to connect older adults with resources.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe six factors related to food insecurity (FI) in older adults.
- Explain the nutrition and health consequences of FI in older adults.
- Elucidate eight federal food assistance programs available to older adults in need.
- Identify and assist older adults with FI in community and clinical practice settings.
- Advocate for increased food security screening of older adults and improved access to food assistance programs for those with FI.
Sara Chatfield, MPH, RDN, LDN, is a Chicago-based freelance nutrition writer who has practiced dietetics in community and clinical settings, including transitional care units with a focus on geriatric patients.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR