Most healthcare professionals learned how to read Nutrition Facts labels in college. But unfortunately, this information only provides a small piece of the puzzle when trying to determine the true nutritional value of foods. The truth is, with each of our food choices we are either nourishing our body or contributing to disease. For this reason, understanding food labels beyond the Nutrition Facts label is essential. Truly knowing the ingredients in our food as well as how the food was made will allow us to make healthier choices. This course provides a review of the Nutrition Facts label, but more importantly, expounds on how to decipher some of the other terms on a food labels such as high, low, natural, pastured, organic, and many others.
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- Too little food, too much food, or the wrong type of food has negative consequences for health.
- Areas where information is lacking in current food recommendations.
- Terms and certifications to look for when identifying food quality at the grocery store.
- Processing methods that deplete nutrient content of foods and/or cause damage to any number of our body systems, and those that enhance nutrient content of foods.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the nutrition facts label and how to decipher some of the other terms on a food label such as high, low, natural, pastured, organic, and many others.
- Identify some areas where information is lacking in current food recommendations
- Identify some important terms and certifications to look for when identifying food quality at the grocery store
- Select processing methods that deplete nutrient content of foods and/or cause damage to any number of our body systems
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Nurse, Dieticians.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Tiffany Nelson is self-employed and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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