Phytochemicals’ Role in Good Health

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2020, 4030, 4040; Level 2

This continuing education course discusses the classification and mechanisms of action of phytochemicals; explores research concerning their role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes as well as neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; and provides suggestions RDs can share with clients for consuming phytochemical-rich foods.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the September 2013 issue of Today’s Dietitian. It was written by Densie Webb, PhD, RD, a freelance writer, editor, and industry consultant based in Austin, Texas.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Define and discuss phytochemicals.
  2. Distinguish foods that are rich in phytochemicals.
  3. Identify at least one condition or disease for which research suggests eating phytochemical-rich foods may decrease risk.
  4. Assess limitations of current research regarding phytochemicals and disease.
  5. Provide clients and patients with recommendations for consuming phytochemical-rich foods.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
09/09/2013
Course expires: 
09/09/2014
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/09/2013
Course expires: 
09/09/2014

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
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