Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Define functional food, nutraceutical, designer food, medical food, food for special dietary use, dietary supplement, phytochemical, and phytonutrient.
- Understand the concept of functional foods and name at least three factors that have contributed to the increasing interest in functional foods.
- Understand the Food and Drug Administration's role in regulating health claims on food labels and its criteria for foods to be considered functional foods.
- List at least 6 FDA-approved health claims.
- Distinguish between a health claim and a structure/function claim.
- Discuss at least three health benefits of the following: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, legumes and soy foods.
- List at least two categories or groups of phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables and two food sources from each.
- Explain the functions of phytochemicals in the body.
- Define antioxidant, free radical, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and oxidative stress.
- List at least two food sources of beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene and describe the various health benefits associated with these specific phytochemicals.
- Discuss the health benefits of soy, especially soy protein and soy isoflavones.
- Name and describe at least three types of soy foods.
- Explain how phytoestrogens found in soy may mimic endogenous estrogen in humans.
- Discuss at least two concerns regarding the safety of consuming soy foods.
- List at least three components of soybeans that have been identified as possibly anticarcinogenic.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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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, 2070, 2090, 4000, 4030, 4040, 7100
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 is approved for 10 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 10 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).