Food Insecurity and Older Minnesotans

Event Date:
Monday, November 14, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, November 30, 2019 (All day)

Completing this online activity consists of five steps:

  1. Read all information
  2. Register for the module
  3. Complete the module and assessment
  4. Complete the online evaluation
  5. Print your Statement of Participation

Release Date: November 14, 2016
Content valid through: November 30, 2019

Method of participation 

There are no fees to participate and receive CME credit for this activity. Participants must read the objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, complete the posttest by recording the best answer, register, and complete the evaluation. A statement of participation will then be issued at the conclusion of the activity. Please print for your records.

Accreditation Statement

This activity is planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and Hunger Solutions Minnesota.  In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the University Of Minnesota Office Of Continuing Professional Development to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All individuals (including spouse/partner) who have influence over activity content are required to disclose to the learners any financial relationships with a commercial interest related to the subject matter of this activity. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on, patients.  Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.  Specific disclosure information for each presenter, activity director, and planning committee member will be shared with the learner prior to the presenter's presentation.  Persons who fail to complete and sign this form in advance of the activity are not eligible to be involved in this activity.

Planning Committee and Presenters

Unless otherwise noted, individuals did not indicate any financial relationships and do not intend to discuss off-label/investigative use of a commercial product or device.

Chrisa Arcan, PhD, MHS, MBA, RD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Jodi Brenden Amir, Education Coordinator, Office of Continuing Professional Development University of Minnesota Medical School

Caitlin Caspi, ScD, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Diana B Cutts, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Hennepin County Medical Center

Lynne McMullen, BA, AmeriCorps VISTA Member, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Natasha Orrick, Education Consultant, Office of Continuing Professional Development University of Minnesota Medical School

John Randolph, BA, SNAP Outreach Associate, Hunger Solutions Minesota


Step One: Read all information below

Food Insecurity Module The goal of this activity is to provide a review of research on health consequences of food insecurity and hunger and to increase physician and other allied health provider rates of awareness and monitoring of this condition in the older adult population.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. It is especially relevant to those who work with senior and aging patients.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, you should be better able to:

  • Describe the risks for food insecurity among older adults.
  • State four health consequences of food insecurity/hunger among older adults.
  • Describe examples of validated food-insecurity risk questions that may be asked as part of intake protocol in a clinical setting.
  • List and describe services (such as food assistance outreach and education) to patients at risk -for food insecurity.

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour



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