Gluten-Free Ancient Grains - RD184

Gluten-Free Ancient Grains

by Amy Leigh Keller (formerly Jones), MS, RD, LD
(4.8 / 12 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


The gluten-free diet is a necessity for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. It is also a lifestyle choice for many people. Those on gluten-free diets typically do not consume enough servings of grain products, leaving them at risk for dietary deficiencies and contributing to a lack of variety in the gluten-free diet. Ancient gluten-free grains, such as amaranth, buckwheat, millet, sorghum, quinoa, and teff, are often omitted from the diet due to unfamiliarity with the grains, confusion on which grains contain gluten, and a lack of knowledge as to how to cook or use the grains. Dietitians should ensure that their clients are familiar with the ancient gluten-free grains and provide education regarding a gluten-free diet and how to shop safely for gluten-free grains to avoid unintentional gluten contamination.


The goal of this gluten-free ancient grains module is to educate dietitians about gluten-free ancient grains and how these grains can help improve the nutritional quality, taste, and variety of a gluten-free diet. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the nutritional qualities of each gluten-free ancient grain and the potential health benefits of each
  • Discuss how to cook alternative grains and how to incorporate grain flours to enhance gluten-free recipes
  • Explain how clients can avoid unintentional cross-contamination of gluten-free grains by learning what to look for when purchasing these grains

Accreditation Information
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 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2010, 4110, 5110, 8090 and performance indicators of 4.2.7, 8.1.3, 8.3.6, 8.4.2, 8.4.4, 10.4.2.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/24/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/17/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/17/2020

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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Nicole K - Williston, ND  ·  Jun 14, 2017
5 The information was valuable for many patients I will work with in the future, not just those requiring a gluten free diet.
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Sheree A - Davie, FL  ·  May 31, 2017
This course was very informative.
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Anna F - Littleton, CO  ·  May 21, 2017
A good quick overview of ancient grains and their uses
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Kathleen K - Cozumel, NM  ·  May 03, 2017
well presented and informative
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allison s - brooklyn, NY  ·  May 03, 2017
This was helpful to review and learn more about gluten free grains, especially because a gluten-free diet is very popular lately.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00