Webinar: Practical Implementation of Lower Carbohydrate Diets: What You Need to Know

August 25, 2022

The last decade has seen an increasing amount of published research that examines the efficacy and safety of lower carbohydrate diets. While lower carbohydrate diets are traditionally associated with weight loss, much of the recent research focuses on the alternative benefits of this dietary approach. In fact, recent studies have suggested that reducing dietary carbohydrates can benefit conditions that are related to metabolism, including metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 2-3 p.m. ET, join Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD, and Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, as they review these recent studies and discuss the basic biology that underlies how well-formulated lower carbohydrate diets may benefit different patient populations. They will also discuss evidence gaps and how to translate observations from scientific literature into helpful advice for patients who may benefit from a lower carbohydrate diet.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the variety of approaches that constitute lower carbohydrate diets.
  2. Discuss the evidence supporting the efficacy and safety of lower carbohydrate diets for specific populations.
  3. Educate and counsel patients on the practical aspects of implementing a carbohydrate restricted approach.

Additional Information

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4.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5
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Course summary
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  • 1.00 CDR
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08/25/2022 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/25/2022 - 3:00pm EDT
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Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD, received his doctorate in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University for his work focusing on metabolism and immune function. He then completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical campus where he studied the interaction of diet, immunity, and the gut microbiota. His research has been published in several top-tier journals including the Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Immunology. Now, as the Director of Nutrition for Simply Good Foods USA, Jon’s work is focused on sharing the numerous ways a low carb or low sugar lifestyle can promote everyday wellness. In addition, he is also responsible for managing relationships with researchers and health care professionals to help promote the clinical evidence demonstrating the benefits of low-carbohydrate diets for managing obesity and diabetes. When not working, you can find Jon running, skiing, and biking in the mountains of Colorado.

Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, is the President of KAK, Consulting, LLC, and a dietitian and consultant of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award-winning dietitian. Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show, and has contributed to several national newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network, Costco Connection, Self and Women’s Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter.” In addition, Kristin is a featured expert on Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials. She serves on Dr. Oz’s Medical Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board for Lose it! Kristin is also a Nutrition Expert with the NBC affiliate for Denver, Colorado. In her free time, Kristin enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, and spending time with her husband Andy, her 2 sons Jake and Boden, and their dogs in their home outside of Denver, Colorado.

This activity’s speakers have the following relevant disclosures to report: Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD, is an employee of Simply Good Foods USA, Inc. Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, is consultant to Quest Nutrition, the Practitioner on Record for Evitatmins.com, a health coach for and stockholder of Prolon, and a former consultant to Biosense. The presenters certify that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

At Simply Good Foods, our vision is to lead the nutritional snacking movement with trusted brands like Atkins and Quest Nutrition that offer a variety of convenient, innovative, great-tasting, better-for-you snacks and meal replacements. Our mission is to empower healthy lives through smart and satisfying nutrition. https://thesimplygoodfoodscompany.gcs-web.com/

Simply Good Foods USA, Inc., is approved by the CDR to offer 1.0 CPEU for this webinar.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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