HA Webinar: Plant-Based Foods to Mitigate Unintended Weight Loss in Older Adults

When:  Feb 9, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Healthy Aging DPG is pleased to invite DHCC to join our upcoming webinar!

Plant-Based Foods to Mitigate Unintended Weight Loss in Older Adults

February 9, 2023 @ 9a PT/ 12p ET

Speaker: Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND

It is estimated that 13% of ambulatory older adults and 50-60% of those in nursing homes experience unintentional weight loss, which is associated with sarcopenia, loss of muscle. Muscle is necessary for everyday function: getting out of bed in the morning; getting dressed; feeding oneself, and more. A diet rich in protein has been shown to stop sarcopenia and unintended weight loss. Many older adults following a plant-based eating pattern struggle to find adequate protein sources that are cost-effective, versatile and easy to prepare. This webinar will examine the nutrition benefits and evidence-based research around beans regarding protein and fiber content that optimize healthy aging. Geriatric Dietitian, writer and leader Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND, will share the importance of beans and their place in a diet, plus years of evidence-based research on their nutrition benefits. Finally, she will provide practical ways that nutrition professionals can help their clients easily incorporate beans into meals and snacks.



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