Symposium Session: Unblind Them With Science
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1130, 2000, 4000, 4040; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 2.1.8, 4.1.2, 6.2.5
In an attempt to reach the average consumer, some media outlets and healthcare professionals either oversimplify nutrition messages or are careless with their words. Often the results are flimsy sound bites that are repeated so much that they become unsubstantiated dogma. In this session, we review several common nutrition myths, postulate their origins, review the science to refute them, and explore alternative messaging based on sound science. Among the topics covered are snacking, grilling meats, seafood safety, and nutrient density of produce based on color.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- List at least 5 health benefits of various white and brown fruits and vegetables.
- Describe the snacking habits of Americans.
- Identify the potential role of snacking on body weight.
- Define advanced glycation end products and at least two of their metabolic effects.
- List at least 3 health benefits of reducing sedentary behavior.
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND, CHWC
- 1.50 CDR