Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Other Nutrients From Walnuts - RD51

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Other Nutrients From Walnuts

by Diane L McKay, PhD, FACN
(4.4 / 67 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (3.00 CPEU)

Price: $59.00
CE-PRO Price: $29.50


Dietary fat plays an important role in a healthy diet. In recent years, the number of studies describing the health-promoting benefits of omega-3 fatty acids has increased substantially. Reported health benefits include improved serum cholesterol profiles, stabilized dysrhythmias, reduced inflammation, regulated endothelial cell function, improved insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes and enhanced immune response. Walnuts are the only tree nut containing a significant amount of ALA, the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. Numerous studies have shown that adding walnuts to the diet produces favorable health outcomes, including lower total and LDL cholesterol levels, improved LDL:HDL ratios and a reduction in inflammation (inflammation is associated with an increased risk for heart disease).


The goal of this walnuts and fatty acids continuing education course is to develop an increased understanding of omega-3 fatty acids, their important dietary sources, and the role these foods and their accompanying nutrients may play in health promotion and disease prevention. After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify the different types of essential fatty acids and their plant and animal sources
  • Explain the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, nuts and walnuts
  • State the recommendations for consuming omega-3 fatty acids and walnuts and discuss ways to incorporate them into the diet

Accreditation Information
This 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 2010, 5160 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 8.3.6, 8.3.7. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2019

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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Diane K - Trinity, FL  ·  May 12, 2019
very interesting information.
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RoseEmma M - Hamilton , NJ  ·  Feb 26, 2019
This course was very informational on ALA, LA, and their effects on health.
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Carrie K - Tarpon Springs , FL  ·  Feb 22, 2019
Provided important information to share with patients, especially those with heart disease risk factors.
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Julie O - Parker, CO  ·  Oct 26, 2018
some of the questions seem to have confusing answers
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Claudette N - Scottsdale, AZ  ·  Oct 08, 2018
Excellent information - very practical and informative
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Price: $59.00
CE-PRO Price: $29.50