Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease — Learn About the SCD to Support Clients With IBD and How It Compares With Other Evidence-Based Nutritional Therapies
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5000, 5220, 5420; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course examines the evidence that the SCD may be used to support clients with IBD and explores how the SCD compares with other evidence-based nutritional therapies for IBD.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the June 2017 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the challenges people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) face and the necessity for improved treatment options, including dietary strategies.
- Interpret the fundamentals of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), from the origins to the implementation of the diet.
- Assess the strengths and weaknesses of current research on the SCD.
- Contrast the potential utility and research on the SCD with other diets used for IBD.
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, specializes in gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune disease in private practice in Northern Virginia.
The author has no relevent disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR