Helping the elderly by providing geriatric nutrition resources to families and caregivers.

Welcome to The Geriatric Dietitian! We’re so glad you are here.

The Geriatric Dietitian believes everyone deserves access to a geriatric nutritionist. A specialist in nutrition for older adults who can support you as you support them.

The Geriatric Dietitian offers evidenced-based, easy to understand nutrition and general health information- all specific to the older adult.

Keep an eye out for monthly blog posts on topics relevant to caring for the elderly.

Thank you for visiting and for your support!

Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND

Katie Dodd

I am a geriatric dietitian, writer, speaker, mentor, and leader.

Thank you for visiting! I am passionate about the field of nutrition and the care of older adults in our communities. I have over 13 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist working with the elderly.

As a volunteer leader in my field I have served in a variety of roles. For instance, I have served as the President of the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Chair of the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group. I am currently a Commissioner for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

I am a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. And as a geriatric nutritionist, I have been a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG) since 2013.  But most importantly, I love to continually learn and to help others to grow.

My vision is a world where everyone has access to a geriatric dietitian. Or at least access to good nutrition information specific to older adults. I want the world to approach old age and end of life with knowledge, empowerment, and hope.

In other words, the end of life deserves a much dignity, love, and respect as every other stage of life. I am appreciative of those who came before me. And above all, I am in awe of the everyday caregiver who supports our older adults as they near end of life.

I am so appreciative of your support and look forward to the opportunity to serve and work with you.

Thank you!!

Katie M. Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND
The Geriatric Dietitian

2020 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year The Geriatric Dietitian


Aly Bouzek, MS, RDN

Aly is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is the Nutrition Blog Manager for The Geriatric Dietitian. She is a nutrition writer and content and graphic creator with a passion for serving fellow dietitians.


Editorial Process

There is a lot of nutrition and health information on the internet. What makes this website a reliable one with information you can trust?

All content is created by Katie Dodd, MS, RDN, CSG, LD, FAND or Aly Bouzek, MS, RDN unless otherwise indicated. Both Aly and Katie have Masters degrees in nutrition, have completed 1,200 hours of supervised practice through an accredited dietetic internship program, and passed a national exam to obtain the dietitian credential. To maintain this credential requires 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Additionally Katie is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG) which requires 2,000 hours practice experience and passing of a national exam every five years to maintain the credential. Katie currently serves on a national board to help write the CSG exam.

Katie brings 14+ years of experience as a geriatric dietitian and based on current literature and research. Our content includes references to peer-reviewed research articles, academic text books, or websites you can trust (from government or academic institutions). The Geriatric Dietitian is about science and not popularity, click-bait, or trends.

When a guest authors posts on this website, all content is edited and fact checked by Katie or Aly prior to publication. Guest authors use the same process of research and referencing. All content is reviewed at least annually and updated as needed based on changes in science.

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