The role of the Dietitian in body composition assessment

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This session will discuss the emerging importance of body composition assessment to the nutrition care process throughout the continuum of care. Dr Prado will present new approaches and technological developments and ideas for dietitians to incorporate body composition assessment in clinical practice.

Date of Presentation: June 3, 2020, DC Virtual Conference

Host: Clinical Managers Network

Speaker: Dr. Carla Prado, PhD, RD is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, and a Campus Alberta Innovates (CAIP) Chair in Nutrition, Food and Health. She is also the Director of the Human Nutrition Research Unit. Dr. Prado is an expert in assessing nutritional status through the precise measurement of body composition and energy metabolism. Carla is an Associate Editor of Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. Dr. Prado is a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, an award that celebrates exceptional young Canadian leaders.


  • Video presentation (1 hour 30 min) including CFDR Lightning Round Research Presentation with the presentation slides (pdf)
  • Audio file (mp3 file)


BONUS! This presentation comes with a CFDR Lightning Round Research Presentation:

Exploring the delays and characteristics of patients with recommended enteral nutrition support on the medicine units of St Paul’s Hospital (SPH)

Introduction: When aligned with goals of care, enteral nutrition (EN) or tube feeding (TF) is an important part of medical nutrition therapy. Delays in this process can prolong malnutrition. Limited EN research in polymorbid medical inpatients has resulted in a lack of strong guidelines for this population.

Objectives: To identify the time frame between the recommendation and implementation of EN in practice, explore the reasons for interruptions, and compare the characteristics of patients with timely EN implementation versus delayed.

Speaker: Jie Zheng, BSc, MHA, RD

Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students

Last Updated: February 25, 2021

Type: Learning on Demand

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