Fats, Fatty Acids and Their Role in Health and Disease - CHES23

Fats, Fatty Acids and Their Role in Health and Disease

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
(4.4 / 27 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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

Accreditation Information
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.

Course Originally Released on: 9/13/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/25/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/25/2017

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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Kathleen W - Mercerville, NJ  ·  May 01, 2015
Good course, reviews different type of Fats.
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Vicki G - Pendleton, OR  ·  Feb 02, 2015
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Alexandra C - Nashville, TN  ·  Jan 22, 2015
This course was very interesting as their a big misconception about the importance of the right type of fat in the diet.
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Christina T - Niantic, CT  ·  Dec 30, 2013
Excellent course and highly recommend it to sift out the definitive information about the types of fats and how some are good and others not so good. Also interesting is the information about the what and why of what the fats do for our bodies.
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MaryEllen B - Stow, OH  ·  May 23, 2013
Information is useful to decrease fat intake and what foods will lower cholesterol levels!
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Price: $20.00
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