Nutritional Care of Older Adults. Laurie B. Steenwyk M.Ed , RD, LDN. Class Overview. Assessing Nutritional Status Nutritional Needs of the Elderly Nutrition Interventions Eating Lifestyles Meal planning for optimal health. Assessing Nutritional Status.
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Laurie B. Steenwyk M.Ed, RD, LDN
Numbness, tingling of arms, legs
Adults 2.4 mcg/day
>50 yrs should take supplement
>65 yrs 100-400 mcg/dayVitamin B-12 Deficiency
RDI: 15 mg for adults
UL is 1000 mg
Supplements can increase risk of bleeding in patients on anti-coagulant therapy
Sources: oils, nuts, peanuts, avocado
The Mediterranean Diet
The DASH Diet
The New American Plate
MyPlate for Older Adults
Safi, F. et al, Adherence to Mediteranean Diet and Health Status: Meta-analysis. British Journal of Medicine, 2008: 337:a1344.