Using a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Eating Pattern to Support Disease Management Course

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Course Expires April 23, 2027
Credits: 24
Accreditations: CDR
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Earn 24 CPEs while reviewing the benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based eating pattern to prevent and treat disease with this case-based self study course!

The required reading for this course presents the uses, benefits, and practical application of plant-based diets to support disease prevention and management. The editors of the required reading are British, and it is written from the British perspective (with British spelling and terminology) but is applicable to readers around the world.

The required reading takes both a holistic and a systems-based (heart, respiratory system, diabetes, kidneys, liver, gut) approach to whole-food, plant-based diets, based on the contributors’ and editors’ interpretation of the scientific literature. Research on the benefits of using plant-based diets to prevent and treat disease is presented in every chapter of the required reading. Topics discussed include but are not limited to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, nephrology, chronic inflammation, and GI disorders.

This course is appropriate for registered dietitian nutritionists and nutrition and dietetic technicians, registered. A case-study based CPE examination helps the reader apply information in the course to their personal and professional goals, work setting, and patient population.

British terminology and spelling is sometimes used in the required reading. The reader is encouraged to look up terms that might be confusing to them to assure a complete understanding of the content.

.Course includes hard copy book, electronic test and 1 certificate with passing grade.

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

After completion of this CPE program, participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate relevant information on whole-food, plant-based diets with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
  2. Integrate knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care for persons consuming whole food plant-based diets.
  3. Differentiate between outdated and current evidence-based practice related to using whole food, plant-based diets for the prevention and management of diseases and clinical conditions.
  4. Analyze new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy for patients consuming whole food, plant-based diets.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 182951 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

    • 4.2.6 Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge, and current practice models.
    • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.
    • 8.2.2 Differentiates between outdated and current evidence-based practice related to the management of diseases and clinical conditions.
    • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.

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

Required Reading for this Course: Plant-Based Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied 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 CPE program gives a more in-depth review of the important role that plant-based nutrition has in health and chronic conditions. Since this topic touches every nutrition professional's lives, this is an excellent topic to use for an assessment of knowledge and skills.
- Using a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Eating Pattern to Support Disease Management Course
Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES

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