Nutrition and Physical Activity for Prevention of Cancer Course

Credits: 2
Course Expiration: October 7, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Prepare to effectively counsel patients on the relationship between diet, physical activity and cancer risk with this new evidence-based course!

This continuing professional education self-study course includes required reading of The Diet and Physical Activity Guideline published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) in which a national panel of cancer researchers and experts in the fields of prevention, epidemiology, public health, and policy present the most up-to-date evidence on the relationships between diet, physical activity, and cancer risk. Recommendations are based on individual dietary choices and physical activity patterns, as well as community action steps that may foster a supportive social and physical environment in order to ensure success. The 2020 ACS guideline is in alignment with recommendations made by the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

This course and the required reading of the ACS Guideline (link included in the course document) will familiarize the participant with recent recommendations and research regarding cancer, in preparation for effectively counseling patients on this subject. The CPE course requires the learner to apply the information in the Guideline document to a case-study based exam.

The course includes ten case study based questions that require the learner to apply the information as if implementing it into practice.

Purchasing Options: Course includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

The topic of this self-study course is very timely and often controversial. As registered dietitian nutritionists, we need to be equipped with evidence-based thorough knowledge regarding such broad yet vital topics as in Nutrition and Physical Activity for Prevention of Cancer.
- Hannah Lowe
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Prevention of Cancer Self-Study Course
The Nutrition and Physical Activity for Prevention of Cancer self-study course is an excellent program because it is evidence-based with a comprehensive list of objectives that will help familiarize the participant with recent recommendations and research about cancer.  It will also help prepare the participants to effectively provide oncology nutrition counseling to patients.
- Amy Bragagnini, MS, RD, CSO
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Prevention of Cancer Self-Study Course
This course is a useful and practical program for all nutrition practitioners. The required reading provides a thorough overview of current cancer prevention guidelines, and the CPE Self-Assessment test highlights key points from the required reading thereby improving students' overall understanding and ability to incorporate its content into nutrition counseling. It serves as a helpful course for both nutrition professionals working in oncology and for nutrition professionals who are not oncology specialists, as cancer prevention is applicable to all patients.
- Aimee Shea, MPH, RD, LD
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Prevention of Cancer Self-Study Course

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

  1. Apply medical nutrition therapy to cancer prevention.
  2. Keep abreast of nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends that apply to cancer prevention.
  3. In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), select and implement current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education for cancer prevention.
  4. Adhere to and communicate relevant regulations, dietary guidelines, and organization policies that promote cancer prevention through menu development and implementation.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs and CDEs

CDR Activity Number: 158791 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

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.
  • 10.2.9 In collaboration with the client and interdisciplinary team (including NDTRs), selects and implements current and evidence-based nutrition interventions and patient education.
  • 13.2.1 Adheres to and communicates relevant regulations, dietary guidelines, and organization policies in menu development and implementation.

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

Required Reading for this Course: American Cancer Society Guideline for Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention.

Full citation: Rock CL, Thomason C. Gansler T, Gapstur SM, McCullough ML, et al. American Cancer Society Guidelines for Diet and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention. CA Cancer J Clin. 2020;0:1-27.

Disclaimer: The text 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 have contributed to or endorsed this course.