Unexpected Trends in Iodine Consumption — Interventions to Improve the Health of Women and Their Offspring
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2090, 3100, 4030, 4130
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.3.6, 10.4.4
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 740
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
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