The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2020, 2030, 210, 3100
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.3.6, 8.4.3, 13.2.3

CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 740

This continuing education course addresses consumers’ growing interest in fermented foods, concerns about fermented food safety, and fermented foods as sources of probiotics that support health and treat disease. It explores the history and significance of fermented foods, what happens during fermentation to increase food safety and nutritional value, how gut microbes and fermented foods influence gut health, how they compare and contrast with probiotic supplements and manufactured functional foods, and the evidence that fermented foods contribute to health and are effective in treating disease.

Course content was written by Bonnie Y. Modugno (1957–2017), MS, RD, who was a nutrition consultant, speaker, author, and blogger specializing in weight management, maternal and infant nutrition, and metabolic health.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Discuss the history of and five basic uses for fermented foods in the human diet.
  2. Explain the basic chemical process by which fermentation occurs.
  3. Identify at least five ways fermented foods and probiotics exert a positive influence on gut health.
  4. Outline how fermented foods compare and contrast with probiotic supplements and manufactured functional foods.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CDR
Course opens: 
09/07/2017
Course expires: 
09/06/2020
CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
Rating: 
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Bonnie Y. Modugno (1957–2017), MS, RD, was a nutrition consultant, speaker, author, and blogger specializing in weight management, maternal and infant nutrition, and metabolic health in private practice. She was well known to the readership of Great Valley Publishing.

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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/07/2017
Course expires: 
09/06/2020

Price

CE Club cost:
$12.00
Cost:
$24.00
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