Date : September 21, 2017
Nutrition for Seniors
A healthy and balanced diet is essential to feeling our best at all stages of life. As we age multiple changes occur that can affect our nutritional status putting us at an increased risk for malnutrition. According to the latest Statistics Canada Survey (2016) there are 5.9 million seniors in Canada and this number has grown 20% since 2011! Also, 34% of Canadians aged 65 years or older are at nutritional risk or in other words at risk of poor nutritional status according to statistics Canada. This webinar will allow you to develop an understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy diet as we age. As you listen, you will gain knowledge of the risk factors and consequences of malnutrition in seniors as well as become familiar with what a healthy and balanced diet should look like. By the end of the webinar you will be able to recognize specific vitamin and mineral concerns related to seniors and be aware of other factors to consider for their nutritional health.
About Heather Stukalo
Heather Stukalo is a Registered Dietitian, has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences from Ryerson University, and completed her dietetic internship at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Heather joined Complete Purchasing Services in 2016 as part of the menu development team. Currently, Heather sits on Aramark’s working group for the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) and she is leading the CPS Menu Team’s integration of the new IDDSI framework into the CPS Long Term Care Therapeutic Menus.
Prior to working with Complete Purchasing Services, Heather worked in Long Term Care for 19 years in both corporate and clinical roles. She has also worked as a Home Care Dietitian for 5 years, serving in the Mississauga/Halton Region.