Dr. James J. Kenney, PhD, RD, FACN
This program is meant for nutrition, health, and dietary professionals like dietitians, family and consumer science teachers/agents, WIC, dietary managers, instructors, and other professionals. Broadly, it is for anyone who teaches health, nutrition, and family and consumer science. Students who complete the course will be able to work more effectively with their clients in a health and nutrition education capacity. Further, after this course, they can train and update their own staff! Plus they will get up to date with current health trends and glossary terms.
Goals and Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the practitioner will:
- Understand and be able to explain why early identification of those patients with a genetic predisposition to develop insulin resistance is needed to prevent the development of type 2 DM and CVD.
- Be able to name the 5 metabolic risk factors recommended by the NCEP and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for classifying those at high risk for having the metabolic syndrome.
- Be able to explain how the modern American diet coupled with inactivity set the stage for the development of insulin resistance and its metabolic sequelae.
- Be able to name the main reason why the NCEP Adult Treatment Panel III advocacy for a higher fat diet may very well not prove to be the most efficacious approach to treating and preventing the development type 2 diabetes and CVD in those genetically predisposed toward developing insulin resistance.
- Meets the following learning needs codes: 4040, 5190
- Approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
- 2 hour CPE course
- Includes downloadable completion certificate
- Lifetime access to article and certificate
- Read lessons, take quiz, get certificate, all at your leisure