Unexpected Trends in Iodine Consumption — Interventions to Improve the Health of Women and Their Offspring
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2090, 3100, 4030, 4130; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.6, 10.4.4
This continuing education course discusses the role of iodine in supporting thyroid function and intellectual potential, ways to identify those at risk of iodine deficiency and toxicity, and how a balanced diet and targeted supplementation (or discontinuation thereof) can ensure appropriate iodine intake.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify individuals who could be at risk for inadequate or excessive dietary iodine.
- Promote collaboration between dietitians and health practitioners to efficiently ward off or treat iodine-related thyroid diseases.
- Illuminate the need for tighter quality control and more accurate nutrient labeling for iodine to improve clinically relevant diet and supplement assessments.
- Articulate dietary, supplement, and environmental interventions to promote lifelong iodine balance.
- Promote recognition of iodine as nutrient of concern worthy of renewed public health policy attention at all levels: local, state, and national.
Amy Ogle, MS, RDN is a nutrition consultant, exercise physiologist, and writer in Southern California. She is the coauthor of Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy
- 2.00 CDR