How much vitamin D do we need to maintain health? This is not an easy question because a debate exists in the scientific community about the recommended daily intake. Not long ago, vitamin D was primarily viewed as a nutrient needed for bone health. In recent years, countless studies have suggested it plays a role in a multitude of other chronic conditions, such as cancer and cardiovascular and autoimmune disease. In addition, a growing number of people have been identified as vitamin D deficient. This program presents the latest evidence for intake levels higher than the Dietary Reference Intake, risk factors for a vitamin D deficiency and ways to treat a deficiency with supplementation.
The goal of this program is to provide dietitians, fitness professionals and health educators guidelines for improving vitamin D status of their patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify population groups at greatest risk for vitamin D deficiency and list factors that affect vitamin D status
- Recommend dietary and lifestyle strategies to help specific populations meet their vitamin D needs
- Describe research-based evidence for vitamin D’s potential role in preventing or ameliorating chronic disease
The 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 is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2060, 2090, 2000, 3020, 4000, 4030, 4040, 4130, 5000 and performance indicators of 6.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.4, 8.1.8, 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.4.
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.
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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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