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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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
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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 program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.