Malnutrition Webinar: Spotlighting best practices for identifying and managing malnutrition in senior living.

Malnutrition in senior living is a common but frequently under-recognized problem that can put patients at risk for other health problems.1 Review the current thinking and professional standards regarding malnutrition and improve your ability to identify and intervene as soon as possible—all while earning valuable CE credits. Attend our webinar, Malnutrition: spotlighting best practices for identifying and managing malnutrition in senior living.

Sponsored by the Thick-It® brand, this free webinar shed light on the areas to focus on when addressing malnutrition, including how chewing and swallowing problems increase the risk for malnutrition. We’ll also identify best practices for conducting successful interventions for optimal nutritional impact.

Deepen your understanding of malnutrition and how to address it. In this unique webinar, you’ll explore the problem from the perspectives of both a registered dietitian (RD) and a speech-language pathologist (SLP).

Presented by Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDCES, FAND and Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, this webinar is a free continuing education opportunity for Dietary Managers, RDs, SLPs, and others interested in nutrition and dining.

Continuing education has been approved for the following:

  • Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) earn one hour through the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers the credentialing agency for Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.
  • RDs earn one hour through the Commission on Dietetic Registration the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • SLPs earn one hour through the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association

To receive full CE credit, attendees are only required to attend the continuing education portion of the presentation. The chat with the sponsor is optional.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the current thinking on malnutrition identification and recognize how inflammation affects malnutrition identification.
2. State how the causes, symptoms, and outcomes of sarcopenia are linked with malnutrition.
3. Identify how chewing and swallowing problems increase the risk for malnutrition.
4. Gain best practices for malnutrition intervention strategies with the greatest nutritional impact.

About the Presenters:
Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDCES, FAND is the founder of Roche Dietitians and a nationally recognized leader in nutrition consulting. Maggie’s mission is to educate and empower those who nourish others. Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition, and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Financial Disclosure: Margaret is the owner and founder of Roche Dietitians. Margaret’s opinions and advice are her own. Margaret Roche and Roche Dietitians are paid consultants to Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., producers of the Thick-It® brand family of products and have received compensation for presenting this webinar.

Non-financial Disclosure: Margaret is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a volunteer on the Resources Collection/Best Practices Work Group of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group).

Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP is a speech-language pathologist with 19 years of specialty experience evaluating and treating adult and geriatric patients with cognitive-communication deficits and dysphagia. A consummate professional, a proven leader, a dedicated mentor, and a patient advocate with a passion for evidence-based practice, Katrina currently serves as vice president for SDX Dysphagia Experts, Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association vice president for education and planning, and a US & Territories IDDSI Reference Group volunteer and co-chair of the communications and newsletter committee.

Financial Disclosure: Katrina’s opinions and advice are her own. Katrina is a paid consultant to Roche Dietitians and has received compensation for presenting this webinar. Katrina receives a salary from Swallowing Diagnostics, LLC as Vice President.

Non-financial Disclosure: Katrina is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is Vice President of Education & Planning for Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a volunteer on the Communications/News Workgroup as co-chair of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group).

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition, treatment, or the use of Thick-It® products. The information contained herein is for informational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.

1. Sauer AC, Goates S, Malone A, Mogensen KM, Gewirtz G, Sulz I, Moick S, Laviano A, Hiesmayr M. Prevalence of Malnutrition Risk and the Impact of Nutrition Risk on Hospital Outcomes: Results From nutritionDay in the U.S. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 Sep;43(7):918-926. Epub 2019 Jan 22. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1499 https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.1499