How the Brain Affects Food Intake - RD88

How the Brain Affects Food Intake

by Annette M. Kobriger, RD, CD, MPA, MPH
(4.0 / 105 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (7.00 CPEU)

Price: $99.00
CE-PRO Price: $49.50


An advanced Level 3 course. The brain decides whether or not food intake will occur by multiple mechanisms. The enteric nervous system, our "second brain" is now thought to act without CNS input after food is swallowed until it leaves the body, as feedback from white adipose tissue, hormones, cytokines, the 10th cranial nerve and enzymes all modulate intake.


Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • Identify factors in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and the gastro-intestinal (enteric) nervous system that affect food intake.
  • Explain the role of neurotransmitters in appetite.
  • Evaluate role of leptin, glucose, and ghrelin on CNS regulation of appetite.
  • List sites in the hypothalamus that affect appetite.
  • Discuss the role of white adipose tissue in appetite regulation.
  • Describe the role of white adipose tissue and secretions impacting on chronic disease.
  • Evaluate the role of physiological stress on physiology and appetite.
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Accreditation Information
The 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 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 3000, 5000, 5320 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.2.4. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/28/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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.

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Nancy H - Killingworth, CT  ·  Feb 20, 2019
Interesting information that I didn't learn in school.
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CHERYL P - fort worth, TX  ·  Feb 18, 2019
A little confusing with the way the chapters were set up. But, once figured out, it had a lot of good information. Really good detailed information on the brain and how it works.
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Joyce F - Marlboro, NJ  ·  Oct 09, 2018
very good and interesting i will definitely use this information in my practice
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HOLLY R - Newark, OH  ·  Oct 05, 2018
I found the article very informative in an area that I have not heard much about. The RD is obviously knowledgeable about the topic and explained everything well.
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Louise L - Oxford, AL  ·  May 30, 2018
If you're interested in learning about how the brain affects food intake, has the course for you.
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Price: $99.00
CE-PRO Price: $49.50