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Eating Right at Midlife & Beyond

Recognizes the physiological changes that typically occur with age. Describes the programmed and error theories of aging. Recognizes the contribution of genetics to individual lifespan. Explains oxidative stress and the role of antioxidants in combating it. Lists the sources of antioxidants and the foods that provide the best antioxidant benefits. Outlines a healthy eating plan for older adults.
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Learning Objectives

 

  1. Recognize the physiological changes that typically occur with age.
  2. Describe the programmed and error theories of aging.
  3. Recognize the contribution of genetics to individual lifespan.
  4. Explain oxidative stress and the role of antioxidants in combating it.
  5. List the sources of antioxidants and the foods that provide the best antioxidant benefits.
  6. Outline a healthy eating plan for older adults.
Products specifications
Instructor A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Contact Hours: 3
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