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Functional Foods, Part 2 - RD86
Functional Foods, Part 2
Fermented Foods & Macronutrients

RD86 l 12.00 contact hrs
by Carol Ann Brannon, MS, RD, LD
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. List the different essential fatty acids and describe their functions.
  2. Define, describe, and list the major food sources of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA.
  3. Outline the production of eicosanoids and describe their functions in the body.
  4. Describe the role of essential fatty acids in the inflammatory process and in disease development and prevention.
  5. Outline the development of atherosclerosis and the stages leading up to a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.
  6. List the diseases that may be prevented by an adequate and balanced intake of essential fatty acids.
  7. Describe the role and purpose of essential fatty acid dietary supplements, including flaxseed, evening primrose oil, and fish oil capsules.
  8. Know the American Heart Association's recommendations regarding fish intake and intake of fish oil supplements.
  9. Define probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, lactobacilli, microflora, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and bifidobacteria.
  10. Know how the gastrointestinal system is a part of and interrelates with the immune system.
  11. Describe the effect or role of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics on the GI tract and the immune system.
  12. Describe dysbiosis and explain how probiotics can protect against disease development.
  13. List and describe the diseases for which intake of probiotics and/or prebiotics may be of benefit.
  14. List major food sources of probiotics and prebiotics.
  15. Describe the difference between plant stanol esters and plant sterols.
  16. Describe how plant stanol esters affect blood cholesterol levels.
  17. Explain the concept of whole foods and synergy.
  18. Describe the 2005 USDA MyPyramid, Functional Food Guide Pyramid, Vegetarian Food Guide Pyramid, Mediterranean Food Pyramid, and the Healthy Eating Food Pyramid.
  19. Understand and describe the role of functional foods in maintaining overall good health, maintenance of vision, gastrointestinal and urinary tract health, and enhancing immune function.
  20. Understand and describe the role of functional foods in the prevention and/or treatment of the following diseases or conditions: cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, cancer, inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and menopause.
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Accreditation Information
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.
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 cedirect.continuingeducation.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, 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 12 Hours in Key Area 2 - Nutrition or 10 CEUs by the School Nutrition Association (SNA).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 6/30/2014

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