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A Tiered Approach to Geriatric Nutrition

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Nutrition professionals must be aware of the special needs of older adults—the fastest-growing segment of our population. This CPE activity examines and details the rationale for specific nutrient recommendations in both preventive health and therapeutic nutrition in the geriatric population.

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A Tiered Approach to Geriatric Nutrition

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As a result of studying and applying the information presented in this accredited, selfdirected learning program, you will be better able to:

  • Counsel clients about diets that reflect nutrient requirements of older people;
  • Recognize why requirements change with age and are able to integrate that knowledge into case management;
  • Recommend appropriate biochemical or dietary assessments to determine the nutrition status of older people;
  • Counsel clients regarding nutritional modifications that are important in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cognitive decline;
  • Provide nutrition care for the older client with multiple conditions;
  • Care for the hospitalized older adult;
  • Provide nutritional care for the older adult receiving home care, while in a nursing home or long-term care facility, or palliative care;
  • Recognize how disability and end-of-life issues affect nutritional assessment and care of the older adult.


Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN, is a registered dietitian with more than 30 years of experience working with the elderly. For 11 years she was a nutrition support team dietitian at a veteran’s medical center where she worked with severely malnourished as well as outpatient aging veterans.

Currently, Dr. Chapman-Novakofski is a Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois. Her research, teaching, and outreach efforts focus on geriatric nutrition. Dr. Chapman-Novakofski has published more than 300 journal articles and abstracts, and she teaches geriatric nutrition to both undergraduate and graduate students. Her outreach efforts in geriatric nutrition education include state and national conference presentations, and the distribution of educational materials. In 2006, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Dietetic Association Gerontological Nutritionist Practice Group. She is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representative on the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Coalition (ASBMR) to implement an action plan for ASBMR’s Strategic Roadmap to Prevent Secondary Fractures. In her role as an extension specialist at the university, Dr. Chapman-Novakofski collaborates with many public and private agencies in the delivery of nutrition education and nutrition services to the older adult in Illinois.

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