Symposium Session: Women and the Big Cs
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4180, 4040, 5150, 5160; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 6.2.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.6
This session addresses current major recommendations to reduce cancer risk and promote cardiovascular health, focusing on cancers and aspects of cardiovascular health most relevant to women. Science and research behind the recommendations will be examined to help attendees develop patient-appropriate talking points to support nutrition counseling. Discussion will then synthesize this research into practical strategies women can use to promote overall health.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify major evidence-based diet, weight control, and physical activity recommendations to reduce women’s risk of cancer.
- Explain how these cancer-prevention recommendations intersect with recommendations focused on women’s cardiovascular health.
- Describe practical strategies that can address women’s unique needs in helping a patient or client create a realistic lifestyle that promotes health.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
- 1.50 CDR