Practical Nutrition for Health Educators - CHES08

Practical Nutrition for Health Educators

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Suzanne A. Nelson, RD, ScD
(4.6 / 54 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (7.00 CECH)

Price: $99.00
CE-PRO Price: $49.50


Heathcare and fitness professionals need to know about nutrition because their clients want to know about nutrition, and they will get their knowledge somewhere. Instead of leaving them open to misinformation, learn nutrition principles and terminology that will enable you to transmit this knowledge to your clients with confidence as well as assist you in recognizing misinformation. Moat importantly, you will learn what needs to be our diets to keep us healthy. This edition was updated by Dr. Suzanne Steen, full-time sports nutritionist for the U. of California, Berkley and has sports nutrition information woven into the course.


The goal of this course is to provide health educators with an understanding of the basic nutrition principles and terminology to enable them to apply basic nutrition principles at work and home. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List three functions of a body cell and the six major components of food
  • Describe how food is absorbed into the body
  • Match a list of vitamins and minerals with their functions in the body
  • Discuss the concept of "oxidative stress" and how to minimize its effect on health
  • Explain how nutritional excesses contribute to diseases, such as obesity and heart disease, and how nutritional deficiencies can contribute to diseases, such as osteoporosis
  • Discuss how the body regulates food intake and how that affects dieting
  • Differentiate among saturated, monounsaturated, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, and three food sources of each type of fat
  • State three reasons why adequate calcium intake is important and explain why it is especially important for young women to consume adequate dietary calcium
  • Explain the concept of nutrient density and why it is important
  • Evaluate the nutritional composition of foods, evaluate healthful and unhealthful food choices, and be able to substitute more healthful foods in the diet
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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for health educators
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 7.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/2/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Andre G - Columbia, SC  ·  Nov 30, 2018
Informative and easy to follow for the most part.
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Lydia A - Spring Branch, TX  ·  Sep 09, 2018
excellent guide , explanations, and illustrations. Will be helpful as guide during discussions for education. Also seemed to covere every topic r/t nutrition
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Maureen J - Valencia, CA  ·  Sep 08, 2018
reinforced knowledge that I already knew
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Amanda P - Navarre, FL  ·  Mar 30, 2018
Great refresher on nutrition.
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Eugenio C - Honolulu, HI  ·  Mar 31, 2017
It was a comprehensive overview of nutritional requirements.
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Price: $99.00
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