Nutritional Epigenetics and Early Development - RD161

Nutritional Epigenetics and Early Development

by Mikhael Wallowitz, PhD, RD
(4.5 / 23 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Long before an infant is conceived, the nutritional status of both parents will play a major role in the child’s long-term health. Most people know that pregnant women must be properly nourished for the fetus to develop properly. Fewer people know that inadequate nutritional status of the parents when they are forming the egg and sperm may predestine the fetus to develop chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and excess weight/obesity as an adult. Nutritional epigenetics examines how nutrition turns our genes on and off — how epigenetic expressions predetermine not only the future health status of the developing fetus, but also that fetus’s future offspring — and beyond. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to increase the registered dietitian’s, fitness professional’s, health educator’s, and laboratory professional’s knowledge of the effects of periconceptional malnutrition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define epigenetics and explain how gene expression is regulated
  • Identify specific nutrients involved in regulating gene expression
  • Explain the correlation between inadequate nutritional status during development and the development of chronic disease later in life

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
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 course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2070, 4000, 4040 and performance indicators of 4.2.7, 8.1.4, 9.4.5, 12.2.1. 
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: 3/11/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/29/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/29/2019

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Claire L - St Petersburg, FL  ·  Mar 06, 2019
This course was very interesting and I am excited to take more courses about epigenetics.
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Shelly S - Zachary, LA  ·  Apr 21, 2017
Epigenetics is a very interesting area of study. Being a WIC nutritionist and a public health servant has opened my eyes and understanding to how important our programs and the nutrition education that goes along with it is.
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OSSIE S - Yokneam Ilit, IT  ·  Apr 24, 2016
Clear and consistent with the scientific literature
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Janelle G - Lancaster, PA  ·  Aug 25, 2015
Genetics are so complicated, and I think they're so complicated that it's hard to understand the "nitty-gritty" of why things works as they do. However, the practical implications were laid out in this course, which I appreciated.
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Christopher K - St petersburg, FL  ·  Dec 02, 2014
Well written and interesting.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00