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Practical Nutrition for Health Educators - CHES08
Practical Nutrition for Health Educators

CHES08 l 7.00 contact hrs
by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Suzanne A. Nelson, RD, ScD
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The goal of this course is to provide health educators with an understanding of the basic nutrition principles and terminology to enable them to apply basic nutrition principles at work and home. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List three functions of a body cell and the six major components of food
  • Describe how food is absorbed into the body
  • Match a list of vitamins and minerals with their functions in the body
  • Discuss the concept of "oxidative stress" and how to minimize its effect on health
  • Explain how nutritional excesses contribute to diseases, such as obesity and heart disease, and how nutritional deficiencies can contribute to diseases, such as osteoporosis
  • Discuss how the body regulates food intake and how that affects dieting
  • Differentiate among saturated, monounsaturated, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, and three food sources of each type of fat
  • State three reasons why adequate calcium intake is important and explain why it is especially important for young women to consume adequate dietary calcium
  • Explain the concept of nutrient density and why it is important
  • Evaluate the nutritional composition of foods, evaluate healthful and unhealthful food choices, and be able to substitute more healthful foods in the diet
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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for health educators
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 7.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 11/30/2017

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