Gluten-Free Labeling - RD60206

Gluten-Free Labeling

What Health Practitioners Need to Know

by Amy Jones, MS, RD, LD
(4.6 / 78 ratings )

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

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


If a food is not labeled gluten-free, does it contain gluten? This is one of the confusing elements of a gluten-free labeling rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that went into effect August 5, 2014. This rule standardizes the term “gluten-free” for foods regulated by the FDA, assisting those following a gluten-free diet with making safe food choices and giving manufacturers clear guidelines for production and labeling if they choose to label their products gluten-free. Healthcare practitioners need to understand the details of the labeling rule, which can be confusing, so they can explain it to patients who follow gluten-free diets. A clear understanding of the rule among healthcare professionals will ensure consistency in recommendations to patients and clients.


The goal of this continuing education module is to educate dietitians and nurses about the gluten-free labeling rule and to assist them with providing valid, consistent information about it to clients who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. At the end of this module, the participant will be able to:
  • State the basic criterion that permits a food to be labeled gluten-free
  • Explain why the standard of less than 20 parts per million was chosen to define gluten-free and how best to explain this to patients
  • Discuss how this labeling rule applies to restaurants, alcoholic beverages, and food regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Explain how professional collaboration can provide clients with consistent information about the rule to ensure that their gluten-free diets are safe and healthy

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses and dietitians.
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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
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 is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1080, 2070, 4000, 4030 and performance code 4.1.1. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 11/13/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/9/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/9/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Deanna F - Modesto, CA  ·  Aug 07, 2019
good explanation of labeling information, and requirements
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bridget w - camden, OH  ·  Jul 08, 2019
More info than expected. Wasn't sure on some but got it good
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Jessica B - East Peoria, IL  ·  Sep 17, 2018
Very detailed and helpful
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GAYLE M - HALLS, TN  ·  Jul 19, 2018
This course is very detailed in explaining gluten-free labeling and which food products are allowed to carry this label.
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Kim D - Okeana, OH  ·  May 17, 2018
The course was kinda confusing but had to read a couple times.
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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00