Live Your Best Life: Aging Happily and Healthfully
Friday, April 12
3:45 - 5:15 PM
1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX
ABOUT THE COURSE
Age doesn’t define us. We can actually define our aging process. The lifestyle choices we make can add or subtract years from our lives. Genetics can definitely play a role, but learning how to play the hand of cards we are dealt can help us positively redefine our health. In the wise words of Jimmy Buffet, “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been!”
This session will enable participants to:
- Discuss changes that occur most commonly as we age and how these changes may impact nutritional needs and dietary intake.
- Discuss evidence that demonstrates how healthy eating habits can help us slow the effects of aging.
- Focus on key factors that promote a longer and healthier lifespan.
Lisa F. Mallonee, M.P.H., R.D.H., R.D., L.D.
Lisa F. Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD, LD received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Master of Public Health with a coordinated degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lisa is a tenured Professor, at Texas A&M School of Dentistry. She currently serves as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. As a dually licensed health care professional and educator, she is committed to two interconnected goals: sharing her knowledge, expertise, and passion while promoting the value of interprofessional collaboration among dental professionals within the wider health care community for greater patient/client outcomes. Conflict of Interest: None listed