Tipping the Scales: Managing Weight Changes in Senior Living

06jun11:00 am12:00 pmTipping the Scales: Managing Weight Changes in Senior LivingSDAHO Webinar

Event Details


Helping older adults maintain or lose weight may be a common activity in your job with 36% of the adult population in the US identified as obese. It is important to understand that weight loss may not be appropriate for all older adults. In this webinar we will explore when an older adult may be a good candidate for weight loss intervention and some of the risks associated with weight loss.

  • Understand which older adults are an appropriate candidate for assisted weight loss.
  • State an example of how malnutrition can negatively impact clinical outcomes in older adults.
  • Describe appropriate interventions for weight loss in older adults.

CE’s: NHA & SW

Presenter: Mary E. Sell, MPA, RDN, LD, Menu Services Manager, Martin Brothers Distributing

Mary Sell is the Menu Services Manager at Martin Brothers Distributing where she leads the menu services team in developing menus and dining program solutions for senior living communities throughout the Midwest.

She has found great satisfaction working with nutrition colleagues who feed seniors in a variety of settings. Developing and applying technology related to menu planning have been key areas of focus for Mary throughout her 30-year dietetics career.

Mary has a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Iowa State University.


Registration is free for SDAHO Members and $49 for Non-Members.

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(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST