This course covers the age-related changes that can impact nutrition and explains the Modified Food Pyramid for Older Adults. Caregivers will gain a review of the role of calories, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, protein, and dairy foods. This module provides information on the special nutrient needs of the elderly and how to prepare/serve good food on a tight budget. Filled with numerous tips to help caregivers support their client's nutritional status.
List at least three age-related changes that impact nutrition in the elderly.
Describe the nutritional needs outlined in the Modified Pyramid for Older Adults.
List foods that provide calcium, vitamin B12, fiber and/or potassium.
Follow a nutritious food plan on a tight budget.
Help their clients meet the nutritional requirements for older adults.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.