Recorded Webinar: Eating Beyond the Headlines: Sorting Evidence from Emotion

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4040, 5280, 5370, 9020
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 6.3.7, 8.1.2
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 175

Alarming food and nutrition headlines not only confuse consumers but may also result in the exclusion of nutrient-rich foods from the diet. Nutrition and health recommendations should be based on the scientific evidence and not the results of a single study heralded in the media. This can be challenging especially for topics that evoke strongly held and emotional beliefs that often defy scientific reality. This presentation will examine some of the current popular nutrition topics in the news and the real scientific facts behind them.


The live version of this webinar was presented on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 2pm ET, by Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND. This recorded version is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.


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Learning Objectives

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

  1. Read and critically evaluate studies that have been sensationalized in the media.
  2. Identify the scientific facts behind popular nutrition myths in the media.
  3. Explain the nutritional consequences of omitting specific foods from the diet that have been maligned in the media.
Course summary
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Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, is a nutrition communications consultant in Dallas, Texas. She serves as a consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations, and is a frequent speaker at district, state and national conferences. An active member of the Academy, she has served as President of both the Dallas and Texas Academies, as a national media spokesperson, a member of the House of Delegates and Chair of the Academy Foundation. She was a 2012 recipient of the Academy’s Medallion Award and the 2016 recipient of the Texas Academy’s Outstanding Preceptor Award. Neva received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.


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This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from the Egg Nutrition Center. Please note that the Egg Nutrition Center provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND, reports the following relevant disclosures: She is a member of Monsanto's LEAD Network, is a consultant to Calorie Control Council and a Member of the Speakers Bureau for National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and has served as a Health Professional Advisor to Egg Nutrition Center. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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