Modernizing Our Approach to Skeletal Health

Tuesday, October 19
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (Central Time)
CE: 1.0
Level 3 (advanced knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 164325


Low bone mass is often viewed as being comprised of a lifetime of contributing factors, regardless of the age of the individual. This session will review evidence of the nature of exercise that enhances skeletal health beyond the usual weight-bearing activity learned in school. Furthermore, the science of dietary habits that promote good skeletal health has evolved over time, and many points of confusion exist. This session will focus on the current evidence for diet and activity to promote skeletal health. Many RDNs counsel adults about weight management while potentially overlooking the impact on bone until the client is in the menopausal years. Presenters will emphasize the need to include all life stages in nutritional considerations, as well as include more osteogenic activity conversations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the qualities of exercise that promote bone health.
  • Explain the role of body weight as it relates to bone health.
  • List the primary drivers of a diet that promotes bone health.

Performance Indicators:

  • 10.1.1 Leads intra- and interprofessional teams to identify, develop,
    implement and evaluate valid and reliable nutrition screening tools
    and procedures.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.3.7 Demonstrates an understanding of the ways in which
    progressive exercise training influences nutrition needs to
    support positive metabolic, structural, and immunological