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Course Description

What we eat profoundly impacts our health and well-being, yet many of us eat when we are rushed; we don’t know where our food originated; we eat toxic, irradiated, or genetically altered foods; and we eat more than we need. How can we revise our eating habits and become more conscious of what we eat, why we eat it, and how it is prepared? This course examines the concept of holistic nutrition and examines the profound impact of food on our health.

Course Purpose

The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the role of food and health in human history. The various elements of nutrition, some of the most common types of diets, and the roles of nutraceuticals and supplements are explored. Types of toxins and the effects of irradiation, genetically altered foods, and food allergies are discussed. Finally, the role of herbs and herbalists, herb processing, how herbalists are trained, and issues facing herbal use are reviewed.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the role of food and health in human history.
  2. Define diet and nutrition.
  3. Identify the macronutrients and their role in nutrition and health.
  4. Identify the micronutrients and their role in nutrition and health.
  5. Describe the key features and focus of high-fiber, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets and the Atkins diet.
  6. Describe the key features and focus of moderate-fat, balanced nutrient, reduction diets; the raw food diet; and vegetarian and vegan diets.
  7. Describe the key features and focus of the elimination and anti-inflammatory diets.
  8. Describe the types and functions of nutraceuticals.
  9. Describe supplements and their roles.
  10. Identify the various toxins in our food chain.
  11. Describe the effects of irradiation, genetically altered foods, and food allergies.
  12. Describe the role of herbs and herbalism in health care.
  13. Explain the herbal production process.
  14. Describe the levels of herbalists.
  15. Identify the actions of herbs.
  16. Describe the key concerns of herbalism today.

Topics

  • Advance Practice
  • Behavioral Health
  • Brain Health
  • Cardiology
  • Complementary and Alternative Health
  • Holistic Health
  • Integrative Health
  • Maternal Child
  • Med/Surg
  • Men’s Health
  • Nutrition
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatal
  • Social Work
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Cost: $35.00

  • Contact Hours: 3.50

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.35

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