Vitamin D’s Role in Health — Deterministic or Indeterminate?

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 2020, 2090, 4030; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.3.6


This continuing education course explores how the body absorbs and metabolizes vitamin D, discusses its functions in the human body, explains how to evaluate appropriate blood levels based on the latest research, and identifies sources of the nutrient.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the July 2014 issue of Today's Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Assess vitamin D’s life cycle in the body.
  2. Evaluate vitamin D’s involvement in various aspects of health.
  3. Determine recommended intakes of vitamin D.
  4. Distinguish the sources of vitamin D.
Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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Stephanie Dunne is a graduate student in nutrition and a dietetic intern at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York, and Jenna A. Bell, PhD, RD, senior vice president and director of food and wellness at Pollock Communications in New York City; the 2013-2014 chair of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group; and a coauthor of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food & Nutrition Guide to Fuel Your Active Lifestyle.

The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program.  She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program.  View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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