Certificate of Training in Community Nutrition

(5.0 RN CE; 5.0 RD CPEU)

The World Health Organization reports that more than 1 in 5 people will be 60 years or older by 2050. And while many older adults can easily take care of themselves, many require full-time assistance to manage everyday tasks. This Certificate of Training focuses on the role of good nutrition in the aging community, and what nutrition interventions healthcare professionals can offer to improve patient outcomes.


Enroll in these required courses

Enroll in and complete both required online self-study courses.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Strengthening Health Outcomes in the Community Population - Part 1: Recognizing Patients at Nutritional Risk

In this course, you’ll review the prevalence and definition of poor nutrition; discuss the evidence and guidelines for nutrition intervention in the community; and learn to recognize patients at risk for poor nutrition in the community.


Strengthening Health Outcomes in the Community Population – Part 2: Incorporating Nutrition into Practice

In this course, you’ll discuss nutrition concerns in the community; review the benefits of nutrition intervention in the community setting; learn ways to incorporate nutrition into practice; and utilize positive messaging techniques to educate patients. Note that this course is part 2 of a 2-part series on community nutrition.


Choose Three Electives

Select, enroll in and complete three electives.

If you’d like, you can also take many of these programs in a group setting. Contact your Abbott representative to schedule a program in your facility. If you need assistance, contact us.

Protein Metabolism And Aging

In this course, you will identify the amount and type of protein recommended for older adults; analyze the metabolic consequences of decreased and increased dietary protein in older adults; review dietary protein quality; and describe the e­ffects of protein intake on response to resistance exercise.


Intentional Weight Loss In Older Adults

In this course, you will examine the benefits and risk factors associated with weight reduction in older adults; review weight loss goals and e­ffective strategies for people in this age group; and identify key components of long-term weight loss maintenance.


Motivational Interviewing: Application in Working with Patients and Families

This course defines motivational interviewing (MI); identifies the five primary concerns of motivational interviewing; and demonstrates how motivational interviewing can be used to help patients change their behavior.


Role of Muscle to Support Strength, Vitality and Activity in Community Patients

This program provides an insight to the central role of lean mass and muscle in strength, vitality and physical functioning. Learn about the impact of muscle loss in community-dwelling older adults and identify ways that nutrition and physical activity can support muscle health in this population.


Decoding the New Nutrition Facts Label: Overview

This course recognizes significant changes to the Nutrition Facts Label. It offers an overview of the label changes, and translates nutrition labeling updates into consumer-friendly terms.


Final Exam


The final exam is a capstone assessment of what you’ve learned through the course curriculum. Please take this exam only after you’ve completed each course.

Supplemental Materials


These materials aren’t required as part of your certificate of training, but we think they’ll play a helpful role in your clinical practice.


Infographic for HCPs: Addressing Malnutrition Across the Continuum of Care (in English and Spanish)


Infographic for HCPs: Better Integration of Malnutrition Care into Care Transitions is Necessary


Infographic for HCPs: Why Maintaining Muscle Matters


Video for HCPs: Screening for Malnutrition, by Dr Paul Wischmeyer


Video for HCPs: The Malnutrition Inflammation Score, by Dr Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

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Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Nursing CEs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider #CEP 11213.

Abbott Nutrition’s Provider Statement for Dietitian CPEUs:

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (RO002), is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.

In addition to completing an online evaluation, participants of our programs can provide feedback directly to CDR.


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