Intentional Weight Loss In Older Adults

Program Date: 23 February 2017
Publication Date: August 2017
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the benefits and risk factors associated with weight reduction in older adults
  • Review goals of weight loss in older adults
  • Explain effective strategies associated with weight loss in older adults
  • Identify key components of long-term weight loss maintenance
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3030, 6020, 4190, 5370
  • Performance Indicators: 12.2.1; 8.1.4; 9.1.3; 9.2.4
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 36 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Sharon Stewart, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian
Menlo Park, CA

Sharon is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), with a Masters of Science degree in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Columbia University. She is certified in Levels 1 and 2 of the Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as certified in LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance), a blood test that addresses food sensitivities related to irritable bowel syndrome, migraines and fibromyalgia. She has worked in nutrition research at Stanford University and Tufts University focusing on weight loss, strength training and bone density in the aging population. She has co-authored two weight loss books and has contributed to both scientific and lay public publications.

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