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Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation

Course #: 010-628

Price: $13.50

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs (1.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)

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Course Description

Please note: This course will be expiring on 8/15/2020. After this date you will no longer be able to take this course for CPEU credit. 

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #135651 approved for 1.5 CPEUs

CEU Course Description 

Maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation influences the growth and potential development of the fetus and contributes to the maturity of a health baby.  This CEU course investigates the recommended intake of calories and nutrients for a healthy diet during pregnancy and lactation and analyzes some nutritional choices that may increase the risk of nutritional deficiencies and the way to prevent them.


Article Author:  Federico Mecacci, M.D.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate the nutrients for which the requirements are increased in lactating women.
  2. Explain the most accurate way to monitor whether the mother is getting the appropriate energy intake.
  3. Examine good gluten-free substitutes.
  4. Elucidate when calcium supplementation is recommended during pregnancy.
  5. Provide the reason that the maternal iodine requirement is increased during pregnancy.
  6. Describe the influence phytoestrogen consumption during pregnancy may have on male offspring.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2090, 4130, 4140

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.1 , 8.1.4 , 8.1.5 , 8.3.6

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