The Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide to Understanding and Using the Food-Gene Connection for a Lifetime of Health Course

Credits: 10
Course Expiration: February 23, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Discover the world of an individual’s unique genetic blueprint and the emerging field of nutrigenomics!

Genomic medicine offers a new approach to personalizing health care, using an individual’s genetic blueprint for insight into how their genes respond to nutrients, exercise, and other environmental factors. The science of nutrigenomics looks at nutrition through the lens of genes and how they are affected by what is consumed. The Genomic Kitchen embraces nutrigenomics, the connection between food and the genes that play a role in the root cause of disease. The book provides a framework to help use nutrigenomics to understand, select, and prepare ingredients to help achieve health goals.

This course is appropriate for RDNs, NDTRs and students that want to learn more about genomic medicine and the emerging field of nutrigenomics. The case-study based CPE exam tests the reader’s knowledge and understanding of the material and their ability to apply it to dietetic practice.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

This is an excellent CPE program!  So many people are interested in Genomics and how nutrition plays a role in our gene expression. Nutritional choices can help prevent chronic disease, meaning aging healthfully truly starts in the kitchen. This course has so much useful information.
- Cristen Lindsay, RD, CNSC
The Genomic Kitchen Self Study Course

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

  1. Appraise how food influences genes and their functioning.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the inflammatory response, the TNF-alpha gene, and the Nf-kB and transcription factor.
  3. Apply a knowledge of bioactive substances in food to their effect on the inflammatory process.
  4. Differentiate between “master ingredients”, “influencer ingredients”, “super food ingredients” and “enabler ingredients” as defined by the author.
  5. Establish and link between food and a healthy gut microbiome.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 154000  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: I

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2000 Science of food and nutrition
  • 2010 Botanicals, phytochemicals
  • 2050 Genetics, nutrigenomics
  • 5420 Complementary and alternative medicine, integrative and functional medicine

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making
  • 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
  • 8.3.7 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Need Codes and 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 Genomic Kitchen: Your Guide to Understanding and Using the Food-Gene Connection for a Lifetime of Health written by Amanda Archibald, RD.

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.