MALNUTRITION & FRAILTY SCREENING IN OLDER ADULTS: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIETETIC PROFESSIONALS

Author(s): Mary Weiler, Mary Beth Arensberg, Marika H Paul, Jaime J Gahche, Laura Comee, Jessica L Krok-Schoen and Johanna T Dwyer

Abstract:

This article, published in Nutrition Today, describes the results of a survey of US registered dietitian nutritionists that identifies opportunities and challenges related to malnutrition and frailty screening of older adults. 

Author Bios

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Mary Weiler, PhD, RDN, LDN

Senior Scientist, Pediatric Nutrition  
Abbott 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
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Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND

Director of Health Policy and Programs 
Abbott 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
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Marika H. Paul, PhD, MS

Lecturer for the Division of Health Services Management and Policy 
College of Public Health at The Ohio State University. 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
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Jaime J Gahche, PhD, MPH

Nutritional Epidemiologist 
Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health. 
Bethesda, Maryland, USA 
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Laura Comee, MS, RDN, LDN

Medical Affairs Specialist  
Abbott 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
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Jessica L Krok-Schoen, PhD

Assistant Professor  
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. 
Columbus, Ohio, USA 
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Johanna T Dwyer, DSc, RDN

Senior Nutrition Scientist - Office of Dietary Supplements for the National Institutes of Health 
Professor of Medicine and Community Health - The Schools of Medicine and Nutrition Science  
Policy and Senior Nutrition Scientist - The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University 
Director - Frances Stern Nutrition Center at the Tufts Medical Center. 
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