Should Children Eat Organic? - RD148C

Should Children Eat Organic?

by Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD
(4.4 / 5 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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? To answer the question of whether organic foods are necessary for a healthy diet, 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 residues on foods and environmental exposure affect children, as well as provide details on the current regulation of organic farming. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the process for evaluating the regulation and safety of pesticide use in the U.S.
  • Describe at least three reasons children are at greater risk of negative health effects from pesticide exposure than adults.
  • Discuss what the organic designation means.
  • Provide at least four points of dietary and budgetary guidance to clients regarding the purchase of organic produce and foods.

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for dietitians/nutritionists
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. This is a level 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2080, 5110, 5320, 8010 and performance indicators of 4.1.1.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/8/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/8/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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ANN P. R - CINCINNATI, OH  ·  Oct 16, 2019
interesting but was hoping to be more specific about feeding children organic vs non organic (including meats)
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MARGARET M - Ramona, CA  ·  Oct 11, 2019
Enjoyed learning new information that organic fruits and vegetables may have certain pesticides and chemicals on them. There is a misconception that these foods are free of these chemicals. Great course.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00