Health Risks of Excessive Sugar Consumption
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070,, 2110, 4050, 5370
Performance Indicators: 8.1.3; 12.2.1; 8.3.6
This continuing education course examines some of the main roles of sugars in the body, describes various conditions that are exacerbated by excessive refined sugar and added sugar intake, and suggests strategies RDs can use to help clients limit simple refined sugars in their diets.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Explain two of the main roles of sugars (simple carbohydrates) in the body.
- Describe at least four conditions that are exacerbated by excessive refined sugar intake.
- Suggest ways to advise clients to limit simple refined sugars in their diets.
Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN is a New York based freelance writer and an adjunct instructor who teaches culinary and nutrition classes.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR