How the Brain Affects Food Intake - RD88

How the Brain Affects Food Intake

by Annette M. Kobriger, RD, CD, MPA, MPH
(3.9 / 96 ratings )

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

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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:

  1. Identify factors in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and the gastro-intestinal (enteric) nervous system that affect food intake.
  2. Explain the role of neurotransmitters in appetite.
  3. Evaluate role of leptin, glucose, and ghrelin on CNS regulation of appetite.
  4. List sites in the hypothalamus that affect appetite.
  5. Discuss the role of white adipose tissue in appetite regulation.
  6. Describe the role of white adipose tissue and secretions impacting on chronic disease.
  7. Evaluate the role of physiological stress on physiology and appetite.
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Accreditation Information
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2100, 3000, 3040, 5000, 5160, 5190, 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: 12/31/2018

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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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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Nicolle W - Malibu, CA  ·  May 27, 2018
Very informative. The questions and answers provided did not exactly match the text, or order of the text, making it difficult to answer some questions with certainty.
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Roan P - Brooklyn, NY  ·  Apr 05, 2018
This course was super intense but very informative.
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Belynda R - san bernardino, CA  ·  Jan 26, 2018
wonderful i learbed alot
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Brendan B - Honolulu , HI  ·  Sep 09, 2017
Very detailed, be prepared!
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