Gluten Free: The Definitive Resource Guide Course

Credits: 16
Course Expiration: March 5, 2020
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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This course is designed for health professionals who want accurate information and up to date research about gluten related disorders and the gluten-free diet in order to effectively manage this growing population.  

Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder affecting 1-2% of the population. An increased prevalence of celiac disease is seen in other associated disorders such as Type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid and liver diseases, Sjogren’s syndrome and Down syndrome.

Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is another condition thought to be triggered by the ingestion of gluten, although other components in wheat and FODMAP carbohydrates also have been implicated. Due to conflicting research, the lack of diagnostic biomarkers, and overlapping symptoms with celiac disease and IBS, the true prevalence of NCGS is unknown. In addition, it has been found that some individuals with NCGS actually may have undiagnosed celiac disease.

This self-study CPE program will provide evidence-based and practical information about celiac disease and NCGS, including clinical presentations, serological and genetic testing, diagnosis, frequently questioned ingredients, nutritional concerns, preventing cross contamination, gluten-free labeling regulations, nutritional quality and safety of gluten-free products; gluten-free meal planning, shopping and cooking; client education resources as well as extensive references and web links.

“This book is absolutely outstanding — one of the best resources on the gluten-free diet I have ever read for completeness of information!” -Dr. Carlo Catassi, MD, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy and Co-Medical Director, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, Boston, MA

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

This book is very comprehensive and is much more than just a diet manual. Great book for a new RDN just starting to work in LTC as well as the seasoned RDN who is looking to expand knowledge on areas he/she may not have in their... Read More
- Diet and Nutrition Care Manual – Mary Ellen Posthauer, RDN, CD, LD, FAND

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

1. Identify symptoms and discuss diagnostic challenges in order to differentiate between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
2. Identify complications of undiagnosed/untreated celiac disease.
3. Explain the diagnostic tests for celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
4. List associated conditions with a high risk for celiac disease.
5. Describe the gluten-free diet including grains/foods allowed and foods to avoid.
6. Explain the dietary management strategies for celiac disease.
7. Explain the dietary management strategies for non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
8. List nutritional concerns for individuals following a gluten-free diet.
9. Discuss the key components of gluten-free labeling regulations and their impact on client education.
10. Identify key resources and products for clients.

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

CDR Activity Number: 132565     Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 5000 – Medical nutrition therapy
  • 5110 – Allergies, sensitivities, intolerances
  • 5120 – Autoimmune disease, arthritis and lupus
  • 5220 – Gastrointestinal disorders

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.3.1 Maintains the knowledge and skill to manage a variety of disease states and clinical conditions
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends
  • 8.4.4 Considers customers choice, beliefs, food sensitivities, allergies, wants and needs
  • 10.1.3 Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs) to identify and implement valid and reliable nutrition screening to support access to care

Additional Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

Shelly Case Webinar SpeakerShelley Case, RD is North America’s Gluten-Free Nutrition Expert™ on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of the Celiac Disease Foundation and Gluten Intolerance Group in the United States and the Professional Advisory Council of the Canadian Celiac Association.

A popular speaker and educator, her articles have appeared in many medical journals, magazines and other publications. Shelley has been featured on radio and television including NBC’s Today show and frequently quoted in major print media. In recognition for her dedication to educating health professionals and individuals with celiac disease in North America, Shelley received the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal.

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