Healthy Diet for Menopause Self-Study Course

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Course Expires January 7, 2024
Credits: 10
Accreditations: CDR, CBDCE
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Stay up to date on current scientific knowledge of perimenopause and menopause with this course!

This continuing professional education self-study course includes required reading of The Menopause Diet Plan: A Natural Guide to Managing Hormones, Health, and Happiness published in 2020. The book is both an essential resource and a comprehensive guide for nutrition practitioners who assess the nutritional status of women before, during and after menopause. It is an easy-to-use and appropriate reference for beginning as well as advanced nutrition practitioners. The book incorporates current scientific knowledge, user-friendly language, and meal planning strategies for managing menopause. Topics covered in the book include:

• A review of current scientific knowledge influencing health during perimenopause and menopause.
• Information on managing physical and emotional health during perimenopause and menopause.
• Natural strategies to help manage physical and mental symptoms experienced during perimenopause and menopause.
• A customizable, plant-based eating plan to manage weight during perimenopause and menopause.
• Recipes specifically created for the perimenopause and menopause population.

The course includes case study-based questions to assess knowledge and understanding of content and require the learner to apply the information as if implementing it into clinical practice.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

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

  1. Interpret current scientific knowledge regarding perimenopause and menopause and apply it in their practice when applicable.
  2. Apply knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice when working with the perimenopause and menopause population.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of nutrient requirements and their role in health promotion and disease management in perimenopause and menopause.
  4. Identify and customize an appropriate meal plan to help in managing health and nutrition during perimenopause and menopause.

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

CDR Activity Number: 160424   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: I

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
  • 8.2.2 Applies knowledge of health determinants when planning, developing and implementing services, programs, meal plans, and menus.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

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 50 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: The Menopause Diet Plan: A Natural Guide to Managing Hormones, Health, and Happiness is written by Hillary Wright, Med, RDN and Elizabeth M. Ward MS, RDN.

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply 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 course provides an excellent review of menopause, age and nutrition related changes in women's health and associated chronic disease risk factors specific to this time of life.
- Janice Baker, MBA, RDN, CDCES, CNSC, BCADM
Healthy Diet for Menopause Self Study Course

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