Recorded Webinar: Choline: Exploring the Growing Science on Its Benefits for Moms, During Fetal Development and Beyond
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2090, 4130, 4120, 4180
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.2.2, 8.3.6
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 175
Choline is a nutrient powerhouse; yet, 90% of Americans are not meeting daily minimum needs (based on Adequate Intake data), and many nutrition professionals are unaware of its health benefits. This under consumed, essential nutrient is important for all ages and stages of life. It is especially important during pregnancy for both mom and developing baby, as it supports healthy brain growth and reduces risks for neural tube defects.
This webinar will provide the latest research on choline's role during pregnancy, fetal development and infancy. Additionally, the webinar will offer advice on how health professionals can translate the science into action, helping to elevate the choline conversation and increase choline intake among the general population.
The live version of this webinar was presented on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 2-3 pm ET by Marie Caudill, PhD, RD, and Liz Ward, MS, RD. 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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After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Recognize the critical role choline plays in supporting positive health outcomes, particularly at important life stages such as during fetal development and beyond.
- Translate scientific evidence into meaningful dietary recommendations to help boost choline intake.
- Recommend foods and supplements that can help infants, women and other consumers improve choline intake to achieve research-backed health benefits.
Marie Caudill, PhD, RD, is a professor in the Division on Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, and an internationally recognized expert known for her work on folate and choline. Her research focuses primarily on choline and the level of intake required to meet metabolic requirements and improve physiological outcomes. Dr. Caudill has published more than 100 papers, reviews or chapters in this area and is an editor on the popular graduate level texbook, "Biochemical, Physiological, & Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition." She is frequently invited to speak on topics related to methyl nutrients, one-carbon metabolism and nutritional genomics.
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD, is a consultant at Better Is the New Perfect, and an award-winning author, nutrition consultant and spokesperson. She serves as an expert advisor to the California Raisin Advisory Board and HP Hood LLC, and is on the Healthy Living Council for Jamba Juice. Ward is the author or co-author of seven books including her most recent, "Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During and After Pregnancy, 2nd ed." Ward frequently writes for several top-tier publications and maintains a website, Betteristhenewperfect.com. She was previously a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for nine years and was a writer and contribuing editor for Environmental Nutrition. She has also counseled children and adults on healthy eating and disease prevention at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.
This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from the VitaCholine and The Egg Nutrition Center. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD, reports the following relevant disclosures: she has received Grants/Research Support from NIH, USDA, Balchem Corporation, Egg Nutrition Center, and National Cattlemen's Beef Association/Beef Checkoff. She has received other financial or material support/honorarium from Balchem Corporation. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. Elizabath Ward, MS, RD, reports the following relevant disclosure: she has received other financial or material/honorarium from Balchem Corporation. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program.
- 1.00 CDR