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Meeting Micronutrient Needs - Healthcare Continuing Education

Overall adherence to recommended dietary guidelines is low.

Despite years of research and messaging, many people still have inadequate intakes of vitamins and/or minerals, which may place them at increased risk for chronic disease.

Meeting Micronutrient Overview

This micronutrient and healthcare continuing education course covers:

  • The prevalence of micronutrient inadequacies
  • Highlights specific subgroups of the population who are at increased risk of micronutrient inadequacy or deficiency
  • Examines the importance of healthy eating, fortified food, and micronutrient supplementation to correct inadequacies

Although this course reviews micronutrient data from the United States, the overall messages are applicable to many developed countries throughout the world.

Meeting Micronutrient Training

By the end of this online Micronutrient Training course, you will learn how to:

  • Describe two ways nutritional assessments are done in populations.
  • Articulate the difference between micronutrient deficiency and micronutrient inadequacy.
  • Identify the ‘shortfall nutrients’ in the US population.
  • Identify the micronutrients of concern for adolescents, premenopausal women, pregnant women, and older adults.
  • Identify which micronutrients may be lacking in a vegan diet.
  • Articulate reasons why individuals with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of micronutrient deficiency.
  • Understand that consuming fortified and enriched food can help Americans meet micronutrient needs.
  • List nutrients that are underconsumed by the US population and typically not included in multivitamin/mineral supplements at recommended amounts.
On Demand. Access Anytime.
Approximately two hours
price (2)
Additional Information: 2.0 (includes Commission on Dietetic Registration certificate reflecting 2.0 continuing professional education units)

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