Symposium Session: Accentuate the Positive: Crafting Evidence-Based Messages With a Positive Slant for Cancer- and Heart-Protective Eating
This is not a webinar or course for purchase- this is a module for credit claiming for our 2019 Spring Symposium attendees and cannot be purchased or taken by non-attendees. These sessions are exclusive to our symposium, however, the topics may be revisited in the future in the form of a webinar or self-study course.
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4040, 5150, 5160, 6030
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.4.5, 9.1.3, 9.6.6
How do we talk about foods or nutrients linked to greater risk of cancer or heart disease when individual studies may seem to show inconsistencies? Research shows that many of those inconsistencies reflect the critical importance of what replaces risk-promoting foods in someone’s diet. In this session, we will examine current research behind recommendations for reducing risk of heart disease and cancer through the lens of what people do eat, not just what they don’t. Participants will leave equipped to refocus “avoid” and “limit” messages on healthy eating to accurately reflect the science and promote behavior change by focusing on research-based swaps.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify key food choices that major evidence-based recommendations link with increased and decreased risk of cancer and heart disease.
- Describe how reducing intake of carbohydrate, fat, or particular food types may influence risk of cancer or heart disease differently depending on what replaces them.
- Develop practical messages about eating to reduce risk of heart disease and cancer that accurately reflect both the big picture of overall nutrition research and evidence on behavior change.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, promotes healthy eating as a consultant, speaker, and writer. Karen’s trademarked tagline, “Taking Nutrition from Daunting to Doable”TM, highlights her focus on translating current research to help people see beyond headlines and put complex information in perspective. As Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), she is always at work framing new studies within the “big picture” of overall research. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed book chapters and research summaries for health professionals, covering cancer prevention, heart health, and their intersection. And she has penned over 2,000 nutrition-related articles for the public. She writes for the AICR blog and is also author of her own blog, Smart Bytes®.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, reports the following relevant disclosures: Consultant for the American Initiative for Cancer Research; received Honorarium from and is a Contributor to OnCourse Learning; received financial support from Living Plate. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 1.50 CDR