2-hour On-Demand: Senior Nutrition


Price: $30 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description & Information:

  • According to the Administration on Aging (AOA), the population of seniors aged 65+ numbered 44.7 (or 14.1% of the population) in 2013. By 2060, it is estimated that there will be 98 million seniors! Based on the number of seniors, it is important to understand the nutritional concerns of this population including dietary strategies to reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and some cancers. Additionally, special vitamin and mineral needs for the aging population and common drug-nutrient interactions should be studied. This course provides current nutrition information to meet the needs of our aging seniors.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-17-016-H01-P, IRD: 3-28-17, ERD: 3-28-20. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • List specific vitamins and minerals that become of increased concern in the aging population.
  • Discuss metabolic changes and metabolic needs associated with aging.
  • Review common drug-nutrient interactions for commonly prescribed medications.
  • List dietary strategies to reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and some cancers.


Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take this Course:

  • Target Audience: Pharmacists, Dietitians, and Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals.
  • Credit Hours Awarded for: Nursing professionals and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of all course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Speaker: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD

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