Phytochemicals: Their Role in Health Maintenance
by Instructor: Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD; Instructor: Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT; Instructor: Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

For more than 30 years, evidence has shown that people who regularly consume fruits and vegetables have a lower incidence of age-related diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular events, diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts, and arthritis. Research shows that the wealth of phytochemicals that naturally occurs in plant foods is, in part, responsible for this protection. This body of evidence has greatly expanded in the past few years, identifying new ways that phytochemicals are chemoprotective. Taking supplements of individual phytochemicals has so far been shown as ineffective for protecting ourselves against diseases but eating whole foods that contain these compounds is indeed protective. This course discusses the most current evidence about how phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables consumed as part of our regular diet can protect us from a variety of age-related diseases.

About the Course Author

Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT, is an adjunct nutrition professor, writer, and private-practice dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition. She has more than 20 years of progressive experience in the fields of nutrition, fitness, wellness, public health, and education in the United States as well as overseas. She provides individualized nutrition coaching for clients, conducts nutrition assessments (including health, medical, food, and exercise history) and then creates individualized nutrition and exercise plans, menus, and client-tailored resources. Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.50HOURS

    Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 103021 Learning Need Code(s): 2000, 2020, 2010, 4040 CPE Level: Level II

    Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; QualityCPE@eatright.org, or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

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  • Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)

    1.50HOURS

    Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD26
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-09-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-08-07
  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss at least 5 types of phytochemicals and their evolving role in nutrition.; Educate patients on how to incorporate antioxidants and phytochemicals into a healthful diet.; Identify at least 6 foods that are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, and explain the mechanisms of action for the various groups of phytochemicals.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; 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.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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