Reversing Nutrition Deficiencies in Celiac Disease Patients
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 2090, 3020, 3090, 5110, 5120, 5220, 5280, 5460, 8090, 8100; Level 1
This continuing education course provides an introductory discussion of the signs and symptoms of celiac disease as well as common celiac disease-related nutrient deficiencies. Dietitians will learn more about the gluten-free diet and become better acquainted with the foods that promote intestinal healing. Dietetic expertise is key to the team care model for treating celiac disease patients.
Course content was written by Christen Cupples Cooper, MS, RD, founder of Cooper Nutrition Education & Communications in Pleasantville, New York. She advises schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in nutrition and nutrition education services and teaches online courses on school nutrition.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Explain the basic pathophysiology of celiac disease and what happens when individuals with this condition ingest gluten.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the symptoms that may indicate the presence of celiac disease.
- List the nutrients that are malabsorbed because of impairment resulting from the intestinal damage caused by celiac disease.
- Demonstrate knowledge about foods to recommend to celiac patients for intestinal healing and prevention of future damage.
- Discuss the current status of gluten-free food labels.
- Demonstrate familiarity with future directions in research and diet therapies for celiac disease.
- 2.00 CDR