The Gut Microbiome and Nutritional Status
This continuing education course examines the current research on the gut microbiome’s influence on nutritional status. It discusses the relationship between the microbiome and digestion of macro- and micronutrients. It also reviews research related to the gut microbiome and malnutrition and obesity. It’s designed to help dietitians understand the interplay between the microbiome and nutritional status.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe what the gut microbiome is.
- Distinguish the impact of the microbiome on overall nutritional status.
- Translate the role of the gut microbiome in digestion and absorption of macro- and micronutrients.
- Assess how the microbiome influences malnutrition and obesity.
Course content was written by Ana Gabriela Reisdorf, MS, RD, CDE, and updated by Lauren Botelho, MS, RD, LDN, a dietitian in the Boston area. Botelho has worked in inpatient settings, outpatient settings, and long term care. She has a BFA in writing, literature, and publishing, and is a freelance nutrition writer. Additionally, Botelho is a family nurse practitioner and plans to specialize in gastroenterology.
The faculty and planners for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. An “ineligible company” includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 2.00 CDR