In Canada, one-third of adults aged 65 and older are at nutrition risk, the risk of poor dietary intake and nutritional status. Nutrition risk is associated with increased risk of frailty, hospitalization, and death, and with lower quality of life. Currently there are many tools available to screen individuals for nutrition risk, however most of these have a focus on weight or BMI. In this webinar we will discuss alternative approaches for determining which older adults are at risk for poor nutrition.
At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
- Understand why nutrition risk occurs
- Why it is important to identify individuals at nutrition risk
- Identify common nutrition risk screening tools
- Describe ways to screen for nutrition risk that don’t involve weight
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