Symposium Session: Information Overload! Helping Patients Distinguish Evidence-Based vs. Anecdotal Nutrition Strategies

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2000, 4000, 4040, 5150, 5160, 9020; Level 2

Patients are inundated with information about nutrition, but much of what they see on the Internet and in magazines is based on anecdotal stories or single studies. How can we help them focus on the choices most likely to make a difference?  In this presentation, we will look at examples of what patients may be hearing, examine these ideas in light of current nutrition research and recommendations, and discuss how we might respond when people ask or make statements about what they see in the media.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Identify at least three common examples of nutrition misinformation circulating in the media.
  2. Formulate research-based responses they could provide to patients or clients who ask about topics often populated by misinformation.
  3. Provide patients with steps to identify red flags for potential misinformation as well as sources of reliable information.
Course summary
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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