Join Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier for this free, one-hour, live webinar. CPE credit is available for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered.
Are you interested in deepening your understanding of the unique needs of older adults? Join us as we discuss reduced appetite and taste changes that occur as we age, which impact the nutritional quality of our diet.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the connection between aging and shifts in appetite and taste preferences
- Explain how taste and appetite changes influence nutritional status, overall wellness, and other health factors as we age
- List several strategies for compensating for appetite and taste changes in older adults to improve food intake and nutritional status
- Share science and education gained with patients, clients, colleagues, students, and others to increase their knowledge and understanding of senior nutrition
This webinar is approved for one CPE credit to meet learning codes 4120, 4190, and 8100.
- National Council on Aging: Malnutrition Screening & Assessment Tools
- National Institute on Aging
- USDA: Older Adults Resource Guide
- Guiding Stars Webinar: The Rise of Mini Meals
- Guiding Stars Webinar: Dodging Dehydration
- Position Paper of the AND: Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults
- NIH Consumer Info on Taste/Smell Changes with Age
- National Foundation to End Senior Hunger
Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.
Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two young children and her dog Josie.
Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.
Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in Lisbon, Maine with her husband.