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Is Wine a "Functional Food?" - RD11
Is Wine a "Functional Food?"
RD11 l 2.00 contact hrs
by Carol Ann Brannon, MS, RD, LD and Benjamin Gordon, MS (In PhD program)
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The goal of this program is to explain the functional benefits of wine, especially red wine, and review the literature on health and alcohol consumption. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Define functional foods.
  • List the functional components of wine.
  • Describe the difference between red and white wine.
  • List four categories of compounds classified as polyphenols and food sources of each.
  • Explain how the polyphenols quercetin, catechin, and resveratrol may act to prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe the proposed health benefits associated specifically with the phytochemical resveratrol.
  • Explain why red wine is strongly associated with cardiovascular health, while white wine is not.
  • Define and describe what constitutes light, moderate, and heavy alcohol drinking.
  • List the recommended dietary guidelines for alcohol, including wine, consumption for men and women.
  • Summarize the health benefits of moderate drinking and hazards of heavy alcohol consumption.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, fitness professionals, and massage therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2010, 2020, 4000, 4040
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/31/2014

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Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Gannett Education guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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