Proven Preventive: The Mediterranean Diet - RD802

Proven Preventive: The Mediterranean Diet

by Jane Heetderks-Cox, MS, RD, LD
(4.7 / 229 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


Heart disease in Mediterranean countries is less frequent than the U.S. Death rates are lower, too. Lifestyle factors, more physical activity and extended social support systems, may be responsible, but food choices also play a role. A Mediterranean dietary pattern may impact lipid profiles and reductions in blood pressure, insulin resistance, and inflammatory markers. Some conclusions about the benefits of the Mediterranean-style of eating have drawn criticism. However, several rigorous, research projects have reinforced the protective and preventive effects of a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern on health.  Health professionals need to understand the components of a Mediterranean diet and the specific health benefits to determine which individuals will benefit from this type of eating pattern.


To help clinicians understand the latest supporting evidence on the Mediterranean diet’s role in prevention and improvement in heart disease, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes, abdominal obesity, cancer, and retention of mental skills in seniors.
Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the history of, key characteristics, and components of the Mediterranean dietary pattern. 
  2. Explain at least four potential benefits, including specific diseases and conditions that the Mediterranean dietary pattern may prevent, including research findings.
  3. Discuss dietary assessment tools regarding the Mediterranean diet.
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 3000, 3010, 3020, 4000 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 10.1.1.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/31/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/31/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

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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Lisa E - San Antonio, TX  ·  Apr 09, 2020
loved learning more about this
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Emma W - Atlanta, GA  ·  Apr 09, 2020
Clearly presented material, fair test
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LISA K - Heath, OH  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Great study results showing the positive effects of the Mediterranean Diet.
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Angela B - Lancaster, OH  ·  Apr 07, 2020
It was good information to help with medical issues impacting a large number of Americans.
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Julia B - Wayne, PA  ·  Apr 07, 2020
this course was informative
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Price: $39.00
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