This continuing education module goes into the nitty-gritty of fats and fatty acids and their role in health and disease. It is a great refresher in the science behind the food we eat and how fats play a role in health and disease prevention. This program will help you to translate science to dietary advice for your patients. Additionally, it will provide you with a firm foundation in understanding fats and fatty acids, better enabling you to decipher emerging research in the field as advances are made.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare practitioners with adequate information about fats and fatty acids and their role in health and disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the nomenclature of fatty acids and understand their structure
- Discuss the various types of fats found in the diet and how they contribute to or prevent disease
- Identify dietary sources of saturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids and trans fats
This course is intended for health educators
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, 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 1.0 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.
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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.