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References for Board Certification as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition Examination

Be sure to review the exam content outline before selecting the references you need.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Nutrition Terminology Reference Manual (eNCPT): Dietetics Language for Nutrition Care.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  MDS 3.0 RAI Manual (Chapters 2 and 3).  October 2018.  

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). State Operations Manual (Appendix PP). Washington DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; Revised 2017.

Chernoff, R. Geriatric Nutrition: The Health Professional’s Handbook. 4th ed. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning; 2014.
ISBN: 0763782629

Food and Water in an Emergency. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and American Red Cross. August 2004.

Gregoire MG. Foodservice Organizations: A Managerial and Systems Approach. 9th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education; 2017. 
ISBN: 978-0134038940

Niedert KC, Carlson, MP. Nutrition Care of the Older Adult: A Handbook for Nutrition throughout the Continuum of Care. 3rd ed. Chicago, Il: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2016. ISBN: 0880914888 (print ed.) 0880914802 (eBook ed.).

Raymond, J, Morrow, K.  Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process. 15th ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2021.  ISBN: 978-0323636551

Us Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, Food and Drug Administration. FDA Food Code 2017. College Park, MD; 2017.

Position Papers

Position Paper of the American Dietetic Association: Individualized Nutrition Approaches for Older Adults: Long-Term Care, Post-Acute Care, and Other Settings. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Apr; 118(4):724-735.  

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Society for Nutrition, and Society for Nutrition Education: Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older AdultsJ Acad Nutr Diet. 2019 Jul; 119(7):1118-1204. 

Note: The references listed above are suggestions. It should not be inferred that studying these references will ensure success on the examination nor should it be assumed that items on the examination are based on any specific resource listed. 

Updated: 5/06/2022