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Muscle mass and strength are two traditional markers often used to quantify health status, but are dietitians missing other key indicators? While often defined by our physical abilities, "strength" also encompasses emotional and cognitive aspects that can support a solid foundation for growth and development throughout the lifespan. Today, nutrition researchers and health professionals increasingly identify strength as a measurement to qualify and quantify health, making it necessary to further understand strength's impact and incorporate clinically relevant markers into professional practice. 

 During this webinar, Nicholas Burd, PhD and Heather Leidy, PhD, will examine the science behind novel markers of strength – such as hand grip strength – that dietitians can use to measure health status across the lifespan. They will also address the role of nutrition in optimizing personal health and wellness, providing evidence-based research and tools that can be incorporated into dietetic practice.


  • Describe the evidence–based markers of strength and the scientific research on their utility
  • Evaluate and select appropriate strength assessments to measure health status throughout the lifespan
  • Develop nutrition recommendations to optimize markers of strength, including specific foods and nutrients to include or increase in one's dietary pattern

Continuing Education:

The Beef Checkoff is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material. CDR Accredited Provider #AN008. The focus of this activity is rated Level 2 and is available until December 14, 2023 (Activity #: 159967; CPEU category: 175 Lectures/Webinars; Performance indicators [10.1.1; 10.2.3; 8.1.4]). Learners may submit evaluations of program/materials quality to the CDR at

This activity has been designated for 1.0 Continuing Education Credit by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “National Cattlemen’s Beef Association” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership #855670.

Upon completion, please complete the following form and we will provide you with the respective continuing education certificate. Please contact us for questions regarding this educational webinar