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Nutrition Quackery - RD112
Nutrition Quackery
RD112 l 8.00 contact hrs
by Ellen Coleman, RD, MA, MPH, CSSD
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Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Define food faddism, cultism, and quackery.
  • Identify the four different categories of nutrition quackery victims.
  • Describe the placebo effect.
  • Discuss why food faddism persists.
  • Define vitalism and identify three nonscientific health care practices that are rooted in vitalism.
  • Discuss why homeopathy violates scientific principles.
  • Describe the potential dangers of naturopathy.
  • Discuss two clinical tricks commonly used by unscientific practitioners.
  • Describe three nonscientific tests for nutritional deficiencies and why they are not valid.
  • Describe the components of a scientific assessment of nutritional status.
  • List ten ways to recognize nutrition quackery.
  • Describe methods for evaluating nutrition claims that are read and heard.
  • Identify three different categories of harm done by quackery and give an example of each category.
  • Discuss the medical hazards of low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets, fasting, and food combining.
  • Describe how to evaluate weight-loss programs.
  • Discuss five ineffective weight-loss aids.
  • List two reasons why protein and amino acid supplements are not needed to increase muscle mass.
  • Identify five ineffective ergogenic aids and why they don't work.
  • Identify the three federal agencies that can act against nutrition fraud and their areas of jurisdiction.
  • Describe two weaknesses in our consumer protection laws.
  • Provide three tips for combating nutrition quackery.
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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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ContinuingEducation.com 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: 2010, 3100, 4000, 4060, 4100, 4110, 6010, 6030, 7100
 
ContinuingEducation.com 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 8/31/2014


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