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Webinar – AVOID Frailty: How Diet and Nutrition Can Reduce Risk

May 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Description: Frailty is a medical condition of reduced function and health in older adults. Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean someone is frail, but it does increase the odds of developing multiple medical conditions and frailty.

Older adults and caregivers living in South East Ontario are invited to participate in this one-hour online education session to learn more about how diet and nutrition can reduce frailty.

By the end of this session you will:
– Understand the components of frailty and their negative impact on health
– Recognize the importance of good nutrition and diet for promoting healthy aging
– Identify the risk factors and impact of malnutrition on older adults
– Appreciate the benefits of healthy food choices.

This series is hosted by the Centre for Studies in Aging and Health in partnership with the Canadian Frailty Network and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.


Heather Keller
Schlegel Research Chair in Nutrition & Aging @University of Waterloo
Heather Keller RD PhD FDC FCAHS is an internationally recognized expert in geriatric nutrition, assessment, and treatment. Professor Keller has led several national research and knowledge translation projects, including the landmark Nutrition Care in Canadian Hospitals, More-2-Eat and Making the Most of Mealtimes in Long Term Care studies. Professor Keller has published more than 225 peer-reviewed articles and translates much of this evidence into practice with tools and resources.  As a founding member and past chair/co-chair (2009-2018) of the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force, she is involved in translating research into practice and advocating for improvements in nutrition care. She is currently the chair of the primary care working group for CMTF and involved in several national and international expert groups advancing the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition.

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