Malnutrition Matters! Latest Evidence for Nutrition Assessment and Interventions for Older Adults
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Center is developing an evidence-based practice guideline to prevent and treat protein-energy malnutrition in older adults living in the community and long-term care. This session will translate the guideline’s recommended applications into daily practice. The guideline will include recommendations for malnutrition assessment, such as use of valid and reliable assessment tools, as well as nutrition intervention recommendations for RDN interventions, enrichment, and oral nutrition supplements. Accordingly, presenters will analyze the current state of the evidence on nutrition care for older adults living in the community and long term care and provide practical information to apply these recommendations in daily practice through case study analysis.
- List malnutrition assessment tools that are valid and reliable for identifying protein-energy malnutrition in older adults living in long term care or community.
- Summarize the literature describing the efficacy of RDN interventions, protein-energy enrichment, and oral nutrition supplements to treat or prevent protein-energy malnutrition in older adults living in long term care or community.
- Apply information from the Malnutrition in Older Adults Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline in their current practice.
- 10.1.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable screening tool(s) to obtain and verify relevant data in support of nutrition assessment.
- 6.2.3 Interprets data to make recommendations and to inform decisions.
- 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND
Assistant Chief, NFS
The Veterans Health Administration
Anne Coltman, MS, RDN, CNSC, FAND, CLSSBB
Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN