Phytochemicals  - RD26

Phytochemicals

Their Role in Health Maintenance

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Sarah Waybright, MS, RD, LD
RD26
(4.4 / 54 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.50 CPEU)

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Summary:

For more than 30 years, evidence has accumulated to show that those who consume more fruits and vegetables on a regular basis have a lower incidence of certain cancers and other medical disorders. It has become clear that plants themselves contain a diversity of substances that may be protective against heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts, arthritis, scurvy and many other medical conditions. Collectively, the compounds found in plants that may protect against these conditions are called phytochemicals. Supplementing individual phytochemicals or nutrients has not been shown to be effective. Increasing intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains is effective in promoting health and decreasing disease.

Objectives:

The goal of this phytochemical continuing education program is to provide dietitians with knowledge about phytochemicals and their role in the maintenance of good health. After studying the information presented here, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the various types of phytochemicals and their evolving role in nutrition
  • Identify the various foods that are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants, and explain the mechanisms of action for the various groups of phytochemicals
  • Educate patients on how to incorporate antioxidants and phytochemicals into a healthy diet.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians and health educators.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
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 2000, 2020, 2010, 2090, 4000, 4040.
 
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: 10/25/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/5/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/5/2017

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.

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Arin S - Oxford, OH  ·  Aug 07, 2016
The make up of plants and the vitamins that are in foods. Also what fruit is good for.
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Laura M - Lancaster, PA  ·  Jan 20, 2016
Great information, presented in an organized and concise way. The charts were very nice to print out for future reference.
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PATRICIA F - Tarrytown, NY  ·  Jun 09, 2015
Packed with information but it is well organized. Good to print out a copy for reference.
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Linda M - Niagara Falls, NY  ·  May 29, 2015
The detailed information provided about each class of phytochemicals was very informative. A number of references utilized caught my interest and I will follow up by researching these through the college data bases. Thank you.
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constance S - Lakeland, FL  ·  Oct 18, 2014
interesting information but can be confusing
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