The middle years are a time when women can begin to have health issues that respond to diet intervention. Maintaining health is the emphasis of the second course, especially knowing the role of nutrition in keeping women healthy and treating specific diseases. It deals with the nutritional issues of middle age: immune function, heart disease, weight control, osteoporosis, antioxidants and phytochemicals and eating to maintain health. Once women reach menopause, many are looking to maintain their health through healthful eating, which changes as they age. Other issues related to aging, such as arthritis, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, sarcopenia, cachexia and wasting are also addressed. Designated for Certified Health Education Specialists and Master Certified Health Education Specialists, this series provides 20 CECH credits.