Recorded Webinar: The Latest Science on the Many Health Benefits of Tree Nuts

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 2090, 2100, 9020; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.1, 8.3.7


Many scientific studies have highlighted the health benefits of regular tree nut consumption, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. And emerging research suggests that tree nuts' high satiety value can be an effective tool in weight management.

This continuing education webinar will provide an updated review of the research linking tree nut consumption with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Research relating to nut consumption and weight management—including nutrient content, satiety value and digestibility of energy—will also be examined. The practical application of the data will also be presented, leaving attendees with tools to implement in their practices.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, and Sharon Palmer, RDN, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 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 American Pistachio Growers. Please note that American Pistachio Growers provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. Disclosures: Dr. Kris-Etherton has no disclosures for this program. Dr. Mattes reports the following relevant disclosures: he has received grants/research support and honorarium from Almond Board of California. Sharon Palmer reports the following relevant disclosures: she provides consultant services for a select group of organizations, including American Pistachio Growers, Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese, SOYJOY, and Tomato Product Wellness Council. The presenters have certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

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Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss recent research relating tree nut consumption and health benefits including cardiovascular risk factors, diabetes and healthy weight.
  2. Identify the primary mechanisms that link tree nut consumption to health benefits relating to cardiovascular risk, diabetes risk and healthy weight.
  3. Evaluate and respond to patient questions and concerns about eating nuts.
  4. Provide clients with evidence-based recommendations for tree nut consumption.
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Click here to read full presenter biographies.

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University. She was President of the National Lipid Association (2011-2012) and Chair of the Medical Nutrition Council of The American Society for Nutrition (2010-2012). Presently, she is Chair of the AHA Nutrition Committee. Dr. Kris-Etherton has published over 300 scientific papers. Click here to read more about Dr. Kris-Etherton.

Richard D. Mattes, MPH, PhD, RD, is a Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science at Purdue University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Affiliated Scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. He has authored over 240 publications. Click here to read more about Dr. Mattes.

Sharon Palmer, RDN, is nutrition editor for Today's Dietitian magazine and editor for the health newsletter Environmental Nutrition and author of two titles. Sharon will be presenting at the 2015 Today's Dietitian Spring Symposium among other venues including the California Dietetic Association. Click here to read more about Sharon.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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