Should Children Eat Organic? - RD148

Should Children Eat Organic?

by Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD
(4.3 / 67 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
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Many dietitians are aware that “organic” foods have some benefits to consumers but don’t know what this categorization really means. Consumers, on the other hand, tend to believe that all organic foods are healthier and that conventionally grown foods can pose a health risk, especially in relation to neurological problems in infants and children. What is the truth? What are the risks and benefits of organic foods and conventionally grown foods? Are organic foods necessary for a healthy diet? To answer these questions, dietitians need to be up to date on the evidence regarding organic foods in the diet of children.


The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize dietitians with the current regulation of pesticide use in organic and conventional farming and how these levels affect children. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Illustrate the process for evaluating and regulating the safety of chemicals in the U.S.
  • Evaluate several reasons children are at greater risk of harm from pesticide exposure than adults are
  • Provide dietary and budgetary guidance to clients regarding the purchase of organic produce and foods

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 1 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2080, 4150, 4160, 5110, 5320, 8018
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 12/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/30/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/30/2019

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.

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Merri Lou D - Spokane, WA  ·  Jun 22, 2018
I learned some things I didn't know!
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RYAN M - Fort Myers, FL  ·  Jan 05, 2018
I thought this was very informative.
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Janelle G - Lancaster, PA  ·  Aug 17, 2017
This provides a good summary on whether RDs should recommend organic produce to parents.
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Sheree A - Davie, FL  ·  May 30, 2017
It was very informative.
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Sarah A - Kuwait, CA  ·  Apr 26, 2017
Thank you for this informative course
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