What Can a Certified Nutrition Consultant for Older Citizens Do?
As an INHS Certified Nutrition Consultant for Older Citizens, you will have the skills and expertise to:
• Discuss and educate about nutrition for optimal health and fitness
• Educate and work closely with the aged citizens about nutrition, diseases and various health conditions
• Describe and recommend the proper diets and supplementations to mitigate aging and poor health
• Learn about the physiological changes in the older citizens and how they need to considered while recommending the diets, supplementations and preparing the food plans
• Discuss how the macro, micro nutrients, fluids, vitamins and minerals affect the quality of lifestyle of these older populations.
Program contents and eligibility:
With this program you will get all of the knowledge, skills and expertise that are required to become a successful Certified Nutrition Consultant for Older Citizens.
• All required course materials
• Digital eBook (not included, student must purchase them separately)
• Self-assessments and assignments
• Online final exam
- You need a minimum final exam grade of 85% to pass.
- A $50.00 retest fee will apply.
To enroll into this Program, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Have an excellent understanding of the English language.
- 6 months or less
After successful completion, you will earn the title of “Certified Nutrition Consultant for Older Citizens” on your certificate.
Accreditations and Memberships:
- INHS is an accredited training provider by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM). Certified graduates can apply for the IPHM credential.
- All INHS nutrition and health courses’ curriculums are accredited by American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) credentialing board. Certified graduates can apply for the AADP credential.
- INHS is a member of International Accreditation Organization (IAO) accreditation body, confirming that all the courses provided by INHS are of international standard maintaining highest quality.
The Curriculum in Details:
This course is divided into various modules as mentioned below:
Module 1 – Nutrition and Physiological Changes in Aging
Here we will discuss the following topics and their relationship with nutrition.
• The Process of Aging
• Physiological Changes in Aging
• Metabolic Rate and Energy Requirements
• Age-related Changes to the Gastrointestinal System
• Nutritional Changes in Aging
Module 2 – Nutrient and Dietary Recommendations in Aging
Here we will discuss the following topicsconnected with Nutrient and Dietary recommendation.
• How Dietary Needs Change with Aging
• Dietary Patterns of Older Adults
• Food Guide –Food Groups
• Different Methods to Plan a Meal
• Dietary Guidelines
• Physical Activity and Diet
In this module, we will discuss the various tools to assess the nutrition and dietary requirements of the older populations
• Malnutrition in the Elderly
• Geriatric Assessment in the Elderly
• Screening for and Detecting Nutritional Deficits in the Elderly
• Nutritional Screening and Assessment Tools
• Physical Exam of the client
• How to interpret Laboratory Tests
• Various Nutritional Assessment techniques
• Nutritional Health Checklist
Module 4 & 5 – Nutritional Conditions and Interventions in Aging
In this module, we will discuss the various intervention techniques to mitigate different Nutritional Conditions in the aged populations.
• Nutritional Considerations of Older Adults
• Issues Related to Nutrition
2. Loss of Appetite
5. Alcohol Intake
• Undernutrition in the Elderly
• Detection of Malnutrition
• The “Anorexia of Aging”
• Recommendations for Nutritional Intervention
• Nutrition for various conditions
• Recommendations Checklist
• Functional Foods and the Aging Population
• Product Development for The Aging Population
In this module, we will discuss the various case studies and real-life examples. This will prepare the candidate to face the real-life challenges with confidence.