Recorded Webinar: Dairy's Role in Lactose Intolerance

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5000, 5090, 5110; Level 2

Approximately 30 million Americans have been identified as lactose intolerant. Although the condition affects a large segment of the population, many myths surround lactose intolerance, and patients often develop misunderstandings related to it. This webinar will provide a current review of the known symptoms and causes of lactose intolerance as well as information about its diagnosis. The presentation will also address and debunk several popular myths related to lactose intolerance and provide nutrition professionals with practical take-away advice for advising patients who must manage the condition.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN and moderated by Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 2 pm EDT. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175, Recorded Pre-Approved Self-Study Materials, for this activity type.

This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from Dannon. Please note that Dannon provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. The presenter of this course reported the following relevant disclosure: she serves as a consultant to Dannon's Yogurt Advisory Board and the National Dairy Counsel's Lactose Intolerance Speaker's Bureau. The moderator of this course reported the following relevant disclosure: she serves as a nutrition advisor for Dannon's One Yogurt Everyday initiative. View our disclosure policy.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain to clients with lactose intolerance the importance of including "real" dairy as part of lactose intolerance management.
  2. Debunk common myths surrounding dairy avoidance.
  3. Provide clients with practical lactose intolerance management tips and techniques.
  4. Respond to client questions regarding lactose intolerance.
Course summary
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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, founded Toby Amidor Nutrition, through which she provides nutrition and food safety consulting services. She also authored the forthcoming cookbook The Greek Yogurt Kitchen (Grand Central Publishing, 2014); serves as a nutrition expert for and writes for its Healthy Eats blog; and serves as an adjunct professor at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Through her ongoing consulting and faculty positions, she has established herself as one of the top experts in culinary nutrition, food safety, and media (Internet, TV, and print).Toby trained as a clinical dietitian at New York University and has more than 14 years of experience in various areas of food and nutrition.

Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, is an award-winning RD, certified diabetes educator, member of American Association of Diabetes Educators' board of directors, and author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes. Constance has established herself as an expert in nutrition, diabetes, and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. Constance is past president of the New York State Dietetic Association and the Long Island Dietetic Association. Her professional honors include the Award for Excellence in Consultation and Business Practice from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Distinguished Dietitian Award from the New York State Dietetic Association, and the Diabetes Educator of the Year from the American Dietetic Association Diabetes Care and Education Practice Group. She serves as a nutrition advisor for Dannon's One Yogurt Everyday initiative.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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