Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention: What Health Professionals Need to Know about the Latest Recommendations Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: October 3, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Live Webinar Thursday November 12th at 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Are you interested in strategies and tools to help people implement cancer-preventive habits? Award winning dietitian, Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND will help you sift through the abundance of information and conflicting headlines and focus on evidence-based choices that have the greatest impact on reducing cancer risk.

Healthful eating and physical activity patterns can play a substantial role in reducing cancer risk. Yet today’s abundance of information and conflicting headlines can make it challenging for people to focus on evidence-based choices that have greatest impact on risk. Health professionals can provide vital support by educating people on how to reduce their risk through lifestyle choices, yet confusion over individual research studies in the headlines can discourage them from discussing cancer prevention with their clients and patients.

In this program, we will walk through the latest American Cancer Society and American Institute for Cancer Research nutrition and physical activity recommendations to reduce cancer risk. We will discuss the consistency of identified priorities for lifestyle choices, and implications for how health professionals translate updated cancer prevention messages to guide people in creating healthy lifestyles. Overwhelm and extremes are not the answer! We will also address common questions and misunderstandings about strategies to reduce cancer risk that are not included in these recommendations. We will conclude by examining strategies and tools health professionals can use to offer research-based solutions to help people implement the recommendations and adopt cancer-preventive habits.

Note: If you purchase the live session, the recording is automatically added to your BDA account. Please allow up to 2 weeks for us to finalize the recording. To access the recording, sign into your BDA account at: https://www.beckydorner.com/ and choose Webinars. You must purchase at least one webinar + 1 certificate in order to add additional certificates.

"I feel this would make a good CPE program for any dietitians who want to have their knowledge of the standards of care assessed, perhaps in preparation for becoming a certified diabetes educator. It provides well-rounded case studies that touch on important recent changes in... Read More
- Casey Seiden, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Educator at The Institute for Family Health, New York, NY
2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

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

  1. Identify the latest recommendations on diet and physical activity for cancer prevention from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).
  2. Explain the implications of the consistency of identified priorities for lifestyle choices for how health professionals translate updated cancer prevention messages to patients and the public.
  3. Using strategies discussed, develop messages for patient conversations that accurately address common questions and misunderstandings about diet and physical activity to reduce cancer risk as part of a healthy lifestyle.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Live: 158312  / Recorded: 158313

Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar/ 175 Recorded Pre-approved CPE

CPE Level: 2

Performance Indicators:

6.3.11  Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service delivery and health and nutrition of customers.

8.1.5  Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.

12.1.1  Promotes nutrition programs and resources to address issues of food security, nutritional health and overall health and wellness.

12.1.3  Collaborates with community partners and stakeholders in promoting nutritional health and disease prevention.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

 

Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND is a registered dietitian nutritionist who focuses on translating nutrition research to help people cut through the confusion of nutrition headlines and develop realistic strategies for health. Karen is a consultant who serves as Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). She has authored multiple peer-reviewed book chapters and research summaries for health professionals covering cancer prevention and its intersection with heart health. Karen has also penned over 2,000 nutrition-related articles for the public. A Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen’s trademarked tagline, “Taking Nutrition from Daunting to Doable”, highlights her approach to putting complex information in perspective within the “big picture” of overall research.

Disclosures: No conflict of interest exists for this webinar.