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Course Description:

The course provides the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the skills to perform a nutrition focused physical exam, empowering the RDN to accurately identify and provide a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition for patients.


At the end of this course the attendee will be able to:

  1. Determine etiologies of malnutrition
  2. Describe the importance of distinguishing severity of malnutrition
  3. Recognize clinical features of micronutrient deficiencies
  4. Explain how and why a NFPE is a necessary component to diagnosing malnutrition with the Academy/ASPEN clinical characteristics
  5. Perform a NFPE to evaluate fat and muscle loss and micronutrient deficiencies


8am - 9:30amDidactic Presentation
  • Introduction
  • Etiologies
  • Severity
  • Nutrition-Focused Physical Exam
  • Micronutrients
9:30am - 9:45amBreak
9:45am - 10:45amSmall Group Workshop
  • Attendees will break into 2 groups and will experience a more in depth look at the nutrition-focused physical exam (NFPE). Group 1 will learn to evaluate fat and muscle loss, while group 2 learns to evaluate micronutrient deficiencies; after 30-minutes the groups will then switch.
10:45am - 11:00 amBreak
11am - 12pmSmall Group Case Studies
  • Attendees will break into groups of 3 and complete 3 case studies utilizing NFPE skills.

Continuing Education:

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered will receive 3.5 continuing professional education units for completion of this program.


Carla Salcedo, RDN
UC San Diego Medical Center

Janine Doggett, MS, RD, CNSC
UC San Diego Medical Center


General Participant 115.00
LLU Alumni 50.00
LLU SAPH & SPH Faculty 0.00
LLU Students 0.00
LLUH Registered Dietitians 0.00
RD Preceptors 0.00