Health Benefits of Chia — Learn About Its History, Nutrient Composition, and Current Research Regarding Its Health Benefits
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2020, 2070, 2090; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.2; 8.1.3; 8.3.6
This continuing education course provides an overview of chia’s history and nutrient composition, reviews current research regarding the health benefits of chia seeds, and offers strategies RDs can use to advise clients about chia seeds.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the January 2017 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify three unique characteristics of chia seeds.
- Evaluate the research surrounding chia seeds with respect to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, certain skin conditions, and exercise performance.
- Develop individualized recommendations for advising clients on the use of chia seeds.
- Provide three ways to use chia seeds in foods.
Jacqueline Santora Zimmerman, MS, RDN, works primarily with eating disorder patients in the division of adolescent medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, part of Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ health system).
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