Geriatric RDA

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  • Lectures
    2 Videos
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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Nutritional needs change with increasing age due to naturally occurring changes within the body. The presence of health problems makes it more difficult for them to meet their nutritional requirements. The elderly people require a similar amount of nutrients as adults while consuming fewer calories. read more »»

They should limit their consumption of sweets, fatty foods, and junk food. Proper portion sizes for the elderly depend on the number of calories they need to consume to maintain a healthy weight. Also, they should limit the consumption of processed food. Learn all about the recommended dietary allowance in the geriatric population in the course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An Overview of

  • What is the recommended dietary allowance in the elderly
  • How to plan a diet for the elderly
  • How to prevent age-related nutritional deficiencies


Dr. Deepa Agarwal

Consultant Nutritionist at Apollo Cradle, Udai Omni Hospital, Tanvir Hospital


Dr. Deepa Agarwal holds a Masters and a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC), Chennai. She has been awarded the Best outgoing student and the best academic performance awards. She has a great interest in Research. Her work has appeared in various peer-reviewed indexed International and National journals. She has ten publications to her credit. She has participated and presented papers-for some of which she has won awards- in International, National and Regional Conferences. She has also been actively involved in conducting Community Programs to spread awareness on optimal nutrition from paediatrics to geriatrics. She is a member of various associations including the Indian Dietetic Association, Indian Society of Clinical Nutrition and National Institute of Nutrition. Previously associated with Apollo Bariatric Institute at Chennai, Nova Specialty Hospital and Asian Bariatrics, Hyderabad.

For: intermediates

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