Recorded Webinar: Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors (Including Good Nutrition) for Heart Health

This webinar was presented on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

As dietitians, you know that an unhealthy lifestyle increases the risk for heart disease. Eating a poor quality diet that is high in saturated fats, trans fat, sodium and added sugars has been linked to heart disease and a variety of comorbidities. What’s more, CVD is one of the leading causes of death and according to the WHO, 17.5 million people die annually from CVD, which, in 2017, accounted for 31% of all deaths in the world. But through a combination of education and behavior change counseling, RDs can help clients work to overcome poor dietary and lifestyle habits and decrease their risk of CVD.

Join Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS, for a complimentary webinar that will teach you how to help your clients reach a better understanding of not only their CVD risk but also the adjustments they can make to reduce – and possibly even remove – that risk altogether. Dr. Kris-Etherton will discuss recommended lifestyle and dietary modifications, and explain the relationship these modifications have with each other and the impact they have on a clients’ well-being. Leave this webinar with a better understanding of how to encourage your clients to make changes that promote positive heart health outcomes.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, health care professionals will be better able to:

  1. Discuss the benefits of healthy lifestyle behaviors and make dietary recommendations that may help decrease clients’ CVD risk.
  2. Educate clients about the dynamic interplay of healthy lifestyle behaviors and their impact on CVD risk factors.
  3. Implement behavior modification counseling with patients at risk for CVD.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.1.1, 8.1.5, 9.1.3, 9.6.4
CDR Activity Type: 
102
CPE Level: 
2
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CDR
Course opens: 
08/11/2022
Course expires: 
05/31/2024
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Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS, is the Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. Her clinical nutrition research focuses on understanding the effect of diet on CVD risk factors.

Dr. Kris-Etherton has served on committees that have issued dietary guidelines (the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee and the 2002 National Academies Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Macronutrients and Cholesterol) and the Second Adult Treatment Panel of the National Cholesterol Education Program. Dr. Kris-Etherton has also co-authored numerous American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statements and Advisories that have made lifestyle recommendations for the prevention and treatment of CVD. She co-authored the National Lipid Association’s recommendations for Patient-Centered Management of Dyslipidemia. In addition, she served on the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Expert Consensus Decision Panel that published a paper on the management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk reduction in patients with persistent hypertriglyceridemia, and also served on the Writing Group for the 2021 AHA Dietary Recommendations Committee.

Dr. Kris-Etherton is past-chair of both the AHA Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, and the AHA Nutrition Committee. She is a Fellow of the AHA, the National Lipid Association (where she was President), and the American Society for Nutrition. She has published over 420 papers and has received numerous awards from the American Society for Nutrition, the American Oil Chemist’s Society, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council, and the National Lipid Association for her scientific contributions.

Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS, faculty for this event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. View our disclosure policy.
 

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This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).

RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR

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