CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs (1.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #135648 approved for 1.5 CPEUs.
CEU Course Description
Comparing nutrition labels and choosing lower sodium foods are tactics to help reduce excessive sodium intake, a major risk factor for hypertension. This CEU course describes US adult consumers' self-reported use and perceived understanding of sodium information on nutrition labels by sociodemographic and health characteristics.
Article Author: Jessica Levings, M.S., R.D., L.D., et al.
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. Discuss the information that Registered dietitians, health care professionals, and public health professionals can help by educating their clients and patients.
2. Investigate the proportion of US adult consumers that believe they know how to use nutrition labels to monitor the amount of salt they eat.
3. Examine the populations more likely to be confused about how to figure out how much sodium is in the food they eat.
4. Identify for which consumers counseling about reading and understanding food labels might be especially beneficial.
CPE Level: II
Learning Codes: 2000, 4030, 4040, 6000
Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.5 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.7 , 9.1.1
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