Vitamin D and Bone Health
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2090, 4040, 5130; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.4, 10.4.5
This continuing education course reviews the absorption, activation, and utilization of vitamin D within the body to promote and maintain bone health, as well as the consequences of inadequate vitamin D intake throughout the life cycle. It also discusses dietary and nondietary sources of vitamin D and the current best practices surrounding testing and measurement of clinical deficiency.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the April 2018 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Translate how vitamin D is absorbed and activated in the body.
- Describe vitamin D’s involvement in bone metabolism and how deficiency may negatively affect bone structure throughout the lifespan.
- Distinguish populations that are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency.
- Interpret the current debate and demonstrate best practices in measuring and monitoring of vitamin D levels.
- Provide clients with several options for obtaining adequate amounts of vitamin D through food and sunlight.
Sandeep Kaur Dhillon, MS, RDN, is a clinical dietitian at a long term care facility in New York City, and Jason Machowsky, MS, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, is a sports dietitian and exercise physiologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
The authors have no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. They have certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR