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.
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.