Should Children Eat Organic? - RD148

Should Children Eat Organic?

by Sarah Waybright, MS, RD, LD
RD148
(4.2 / 36 ratings )

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

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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

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: 1/30/2018

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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Allison M - APO, AE  ·  Sep 01, 2016
Good overview of current crop production and use of OP insecticides in the US
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Diana C - Palm City, FL  ·  Jun 20, 2016
Very informative..and scary. So much damage to our food supply..effecting community and generations that will be running our country. Educate, Educate, Educate.
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Hannah C - Memphis, TN  ·  Mar 22, 2016
Learned a lot about pesticides and their effects on the body
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Natalie J - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Nov 24, 2015
Interesting studies related to organic food and effects on body
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CAROLYN A - Saint John, IN  ·  Oct 05, 2015
Still questioning two of the answers - numbers 3 and 8
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