Blue Zones: Keys to Longevity Course

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Course Expires January 4, 2027
Credits: 13
Accreditations: CDR
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Earn 13 CPEs while learning about the Blue Zones and the Secrets for Living Longer!

The required reading for this course, The Blue Zones Secrets for Living Longer, takes the reader to Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; Loma Linda, California; and a newly named Blue Zone to learn the secrets behind the longevity of their residents. The author of the required reading reviews the evidence and interprets the concepts of purpose, faith, community, down-time, natural movement, plant-based eating, and other aspects of life that have resulted in additional years of healthy living in these areas of the world. The required reading is written from the perspective of the author, whose opinions may at times be controversial to some readers.

A case-study based CPE exam helps the reader apply the information presented to their worksite and patient population.

Course includes hard copy book, electronic test and 1 certificate with passing grade.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options” simply choose “CPE Test Only ” to purchase the CPE Self-Study Program.

After completion of this CPE program, participants will be able to:

    1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature in decision-making as it relates to longevity.
    2. Identify potential or existing opportunities and challenges related to lifestyle and longevity.
    3. Analyze new knowledge of longevity into practice.
    4. Identify determinants of health and influences on population health status and longevity.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 180691   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 4.2.1 Identifies potential or existing opportunities and challenges.
  • 8.2.4 Analyzes new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
  • 12.2.1 Identifies determinants of health and influences on population health status.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 40 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: The Blue Zones Secrets for Living Longer.

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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This is a very popular book and Netflix Series that dietitians should be aware of. Dietitians can expect to get a lot of questions from their clients on various content from these resources. This CPE course provides evidence based information to arm dietitians with knowledge, skills and content to be prepared to work effectively with their clients.
- Blue Zones: Keys to Longevity Course
SeAnne Waite, PhD, RDN, LD
It is vital for dietitians to have a solid understanding of the science and stories from the healthies oldest humans around the world. This course is well written, easy to comprehend and adeptly ties in the concepts of nutritional science, humanity and the centenarians living in the Blue Zones. Together, the book, Netflix series and this course make the perfect educational trio for the nutrition professional.
- Blue Zones: Keys to Longevity Course
Sue Linja, RDN, LD
This self-study course is an interesting and informative review of cultural, social and geographical impacts on food, health habits as they relate to chronic disease, psychosocial wellness and longevity. This course elevates awareness of need for considering cultural diversity and appreciation of social determinants of health including food choices, food preparation, physical activity, and community and family impacts.
- Blue Zones: Keys to Longevity Course

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