Diet and Nutrition Care Manual, 2016 Course

Credits: 25
Course Expiration: October 12, 2019
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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A comprehensive resource that includes guidelines for evidence-based practice, including the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, sample menus for all diets, comprehensive information on each disease state/condition. This resource can be used as an evidence-based reference to provide nutrition care, interpret diets, write menus, meet federal regulations, and define physician diet orders.

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After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of normal nutrition through knowledge of Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, nutrition standards, guidelines for menu planning, food equivalents and regular diets.
  2. Learn how diets and nutrition care are adjusted for individualized care for adults and older adults, including altered portion sizes, high calorie/protein, vegetarian preferences, finger foods, consistency alterations, and obesity management.
  3. Determine how to adjust diets for common food intolerances or allergies, lactose intolerance, gluten free diets, and gastrointestinal issues.
  4. Obtain a thorough understanding of therapeutic diet guidelines for the most commonly prescribed diets in acute and long term care settings including diets for sodium restrictions, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease.
  5. Understand warning signs, screening techniques, diagnosis, treatment, current philosophies and approaches for dysphagia management including food consistency alterations, liquid consistency alterations, positioning and dining.
  6. Recognize  evidence based approaches for successful obesity management.
  7. Understand evidence-based nutrition care recommendations for the most common disease states in acute and long term care settings including Alzheimer’s disease,  HIV/AIDS, osteoporosis, pulmonary disease, and sarcopenia.
  8. Understand  evidence-based nutrition care recommendations for the most common conditions in acute and long term care settings including unintended weight loss, pressure injuries, dehydration, malnutrition, palliative care, failure to thrive, and sarcopenia.
  9. Gain a basic understanding of nutrition support including indications, contraindications, selection and calculations for formulas, delivery methods and nutrition monitoring.
  10. Learn some general information on normal nutrition care for pregnancy, lactation, and pediatric nutrition.
  11. Gain knowledge and skills on basic healthy dietary patterns, sources of shortfall nutrients, nutrition screening and assessment, nutrition focused physical assessment, how to obtain accurate heights and weights, how to determine BMI, how to calculate nutrient needs (kcalories, protein, fluids).
  12. Apply this newly gained knowledge of medical nutrition therapy through use of case studies.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs, and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 129798     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3000 Nutrition Assessment
  • 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • 5010 Acute
  • 5040 Long-term, intermediate, assisted living

Additional Learning Needs Codes that may apply (including but not limited to): 5050, 5100

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 10.2.1 Identifies and selects valid and reliable tools to conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment.
  • 10.2.9 In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education.

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.3.1, 10.2.7

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Becky Dorner, RDN, LD, FAND is widely-known as one of the nation’s leading experts on nutrition, aging, and long-term care. An experienced speaker and extensively published author, Becky is the Founder/President of Nutrition Consulting Services, Inc., whose dedicated team of RDNs and NDTRs have served health care facilities since 1983; and Becky Dorner & Associates, Inc., which offers a broad library of resources and continuing professional education programs. Her free email magazine keeps 35,000 health care professionals up to date on the latest news in the field.

Contributing Editor:
Liz Friedrich, MPH, RD, CSG, LDN, FAND is a Registered Dietitian and president of Friedrich Nutrition Consulting in Salisbury, NC. The company provides a variety of nutrition consulting services with a focus on gerontological nutrition. She has co-authored numerous articles in journals and magazines. Liz was also the Associate Director of, a respected website for dietitians, and is an evidence analyst for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Evidence Analysis Library. In 2009 Liz became Board Certified as a Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition.

Reviewers for 2016 Edition:
Elizabeth Wall, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC
Lead Nutrition Support Specialist, University of Chicago Medicine

Kathy Warwick, RD, CDE
Professional Nutrition Consultants, LLC, Madison, Mississippi

Karen Wiesen, MS, RD, LDN, FNKF
Renal Dietitian, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania

Continuing Professional Education Expert Reviewers:

Suzanne Cryst, RDN, CSG, LD

Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

Rose Hoenig, RD, CSG, LD

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