Nutrition Quackery: Separating Sense From Nonsense
by Instructor: Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD; Instructor: Frank G. Bottone, Jr., PhD, RDN, LDN

$56.00

i 4.00 CEH

Course Overview

Consumers are confused. They believe the ads and the hype, so they buy questionable supplements, weight loss aids, and other useless "health enhancing" products. As healthcare providers, how do we combat the rampant misinformation and physical harm done by these products and the psychological toll when these products fail to deliver as promised? The answer is understanding the psychology of quackery, knowing how products are regulated, learning to spot quackery, knowing when to lodge complaints against unscrupulous companies, and speaking out when necessary. Learn that and more in this course.

About the Course Author

Ellen Coleman, MA, RD, MPH, CSSD, is recognized for her clinical, academic, and publishing experience. She has taught nutrition, published articles in professional journals, consulted with several sports teams, and wrote Eating for Endurance, which won wide acclaim. Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Frank G. Bottone Jr., PhD, RDN, LDN lives in Morrisville, N.C. He has worked for such prominent institutions as The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, and Duke University. Frank G. Bottone, Jr., PhD, RDN, LDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AT112-16
  • Hours:

    4.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-02-15
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define food faddism, cultism, and quackery; Define vitalism and identify three nonscientific healthcare practices that are rooted in vitalism; Describe three nonscientific tests for nutritional deficiencies and demonstrate why they are not valid; Discuss five ineffective weight-loss aids; Discuss two clinical tricks commonly used by unscientific practitioners; Discuss why homeopathy violates scientific principles; Evaluate nutrition claims in the popular press to determine legitimacy and accuracy; Evaluate weight-loss programs for effectiveness; Examine the medical hazards of low-carbohydrate diets, high-protein diets, fasting, and food combining; Explain the potential dangers of naturopathy; Identify the four categories of nutrition quackery victims; Identify three categories of harm done by quackery and give an example of each category; Illustrate how the placebo effect works and its impact on individuals; Illustrate three tips for combating nutrition quackery; List 10 ways to recognize nutrition quackery
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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