A new year means new goals & new continuing education!
Updated: Feb 26
The start of the new year means setting and reaching new goals, and one of ours is to take extra courses that inspire us to be the best dietitians that we can be. If you're looking to do something similar, check out these five CPE courses that we're looking forward to taking this year.
From Dietitians on Demand: NICU Nutrition 101
Why we love it: This course, taught by NICU Dietitian, Melissa Odorisio, MS, RD, LD/N, CNSC, aims to help dietitians navigate the often intimidating world of caring for babies in the NICU. It'll discuss how to measure infant growth, tackle complications seen with premature infants, and transition to enteral and oral feeding.
From Today's Dietitian: Dietary Influences on the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiota
Why we love it: The increasing interest in the gastrointestinal microbiome has us excited to learn more about how dietary strategies can impact the GI microbiota and overall health through this recorded webinar taught by Dr. Hannah Holscher, Ph.D., RD. The webinar discusses recent research related to the microbiome and how we, as dietitians, can counsel our patients using this new research.
From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Center for Lifelong Learning: Food Allergies: Cutting Through the Clutter
Price: $24.00 per module for members and $54.00 for non-members
CPEU: 2 per module
Why we love it: This four-module certificate of training program caught our eye immediately, due to the rise in inaccurate diagnosis tools for food allergies. The four modules cover diagnosis and management, food allergies throughout the life cycle, working with food distributors, and a toolkit for managing food allergies. All of the modules are e-learning, self-study modules, with links for additional online learning, which we love.
From Dietitian Central: Yoga Therapy in Dietetics: Credentialing, Applications, and Practitioners
Why we love it: This webinar, presented by Annie Kay, MS, RDN, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, discusses the field of yoga therapy as it's used to support behavior change in patients and clients. Over at the RD network, we believe in the importance of practicing meditation and mindfulness, so we're excited to learn how we can fit those concepts into our scope of practice.
From Dietitian CE: Veganism and the Athlete
Why we love it: Plant-based lifestyles are continuing to increase in popularity, so it's essential to know how to appropriately counsel our athletes that choose to follow this type of diet. This course is excellent because it discusses amino acid scores, appetite changes, nutrient bioavailability, and sources of B12 that are suitable for a vegan diet.