According to the U.S. Census Bureau, for the first time in history, older adults will outnumber children under 18 years old by 2035. Although aging is unavoidable, we do have some control over how we age. Building and maintaining strength in all forms – physical, mental and emotional – during middle age can help promote vitality and resilience later in life. A nutrient-rich eating pattern that includes high-quality protein foods and regular physical activity may offer critical protection against muscle mass loss, cognitive decline and malnutrition, which need not be foregone conclusions of growing older. This webinar focuses on the latest evidence surrounding the role of nutrition during middle age for maximizing well-being, quality of life and independence in later years. Researcher Stephan van Vliet, PhD and registered dietitian Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND translate the science into simple lifestyle strategies that will empower your clients and patients to make healthy choices now for a stronger future tomorrow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Address common concerns and challenges that accompany the aging process.
  • Understand evidence-based research supporting the role of nutrition and physical activity for optimizing strength outcomes in middle-aged adults.
  • Translate the research into practical application – applying physical activity and nutrition guidelines such as strength training and inclusion of high-quality protein foods in a healthy dietary pattern – to support healthy aging. 

Continuing Education:

If you are a health professional seeking complimentary continuing education credits, check out the Beef Nutrition Education Hub. This webinar has been approved for 1 credit by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and you can download a continuing education certificate by accessing content through the Beef Nutrition Education Hub.