Should I go Mediterranean? Evidence-based dietary strategies to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life – October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020
Should I go Mediterranean? Evidence-based dietary strategies to reduce pain and improve function and quality of life
- Be aware of evidence for dietary strategies (weight management, eating approaches, dietary supplements) to prevent, retard, or manage symptoms of osteoarthritis in humans.
- Understand the dietary supplement label (updated 2020).
- Be able to assess adherence to the Mediterranean eating approach using a dietary screener.
- Be aware of nutrition education resources for weight management and Mediterranean diet.
Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN, is a Professor Emeritus in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She earned her PhD in Food Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1974. Dr. Kolasa is a past president of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. She received the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic Association’s Medallion Award in recognition of outstanding service and leadership to the dietetics profession and was elected as a Fellow of the American Society for Nutrition for a distinguished career in nutrition. Her career spanned research, teaching and services in international nutrition, nutrition in prevention and treatment of chronic conditions, obesity prevention and treatment in both adults and children, and medical nutrition education.
Tovah Wolf, PhD, RDN is an assistant professor department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Western Carolina University where she teaches advanced nutrition and nutrition counseling. She earned her PhD in Nutritional Sciences at Iowa State University. Her research interests are in the interprofessional approach to support people with healthy aging. Prior to her graduate training she was a practicing registered dietitian nutritionist in the Metro DC area. Dr. Wolf is a member of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) and a member of its healthy aging and public health practice group. She also belongs to the American Society for Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Southern Gerontological Society.