Fats, Fatty Acids and Their Role in Health and Disease - RD23

Fats, Fatty Acids and Their Role in Health and Disease

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD
(4.4 / 147 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


This continuing education module goes into the nitty-gritty of fats and fatty acids and their role in health and disease. It is a great refresher in the science behind the food we eat and how fats play a role in health and disease prevention. This program will help you to translate science to dietary advice for your patients. Additionally, it will provide you with a firm foundation in understanding fats and fatty acids, better enabling you to decipher emerging research in the field as advances are made.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare practitioners with adequate information about fats and fatty acids and their role in health and disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the nomenclature of fatty acids and understand their structure
  • Discuss the various types of fats found in the diet and how they contribute to or prevent disease
  • Identify dietary sources of saturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids and trans fats

Accreditation Information
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested Learning codes: 2000, 2070, 2100, 4000, 4040, 5160.
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: 9/13/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/25/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/25/2017

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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kathy w - Newark, NJ  ·  Aug 16, 2017
the course was short and compact with information.
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Lynn D - Palmer, MA  ·  Jun 28, 2017
interesting and useful information provided.
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Sheree A - Davie, FL  ·  May 31, 2017
Education was very informative.
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Elaine M - Melrose, MA  ·  Jan 31, 2017
good refresher on fats in diet and on recommendations for patients
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Caitlyn A - Liberty, IN  ·  Jan 15, 2017
Very interesting, easy to read
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00