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Stay current on diet and disease issues right from your computer! All courses are approved for CPE credit for members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly the American Dietetic Association (RDs and DTRs), and Dietitians of Canada (you must submit your completed CPE hours to the professional licensing body in your provence). Physicians Assistants can use nutrition courses towards their CME Level 2 education and ISSA Personal Trainers can use our courses for additional fee petition items.

For your convenience all online courses successfully completed receive an IMMEDIATE certificate of completion. These short, up-to-the-minute, programs are written by James J. Kenney, PhD, RD, LD, FACN.

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  2. Read the article for free; test link is at the top of each article.
  3. When you are ready, take the test and submit the completed post-test
  4. If you pass the test you submit a credit card payment and receive a printable online certificate of completion upon successful completion. Use this to certificate to state agencies and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
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CPE Test Author Category Good Thru CPE Hours / Cost 1 Learning Needs Code 2
Food Label Law and Business Development for the Food and Nutrition ProfessionalFHC 5Business Development12/20181 hour(s)$23.75/$21.381080, 1070, 4030, 7010, 7040, 7070, 8090, 8100
Fiber, Fruits, Vegetables and Risk of Colon CancerDr. Kenney 3Cancer12/20181 hour(s)$12.35/$11.494040, 5150
Diet to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance and Type 2 DiabetesDr. Kenney 3Diabetes12/20182 hour(s)$23.75/$21.384040, 5190
Diet and Type 2 DiabetesDr. Kenney 3Diabetes12/201815 hour(s)$156/$141.304040, 5190
Salad SecretsFHCFood Styling & Presentation12/20188 hour(s)coming soon8080, 8060, 8110
App Class for Nutrition and Health EducatorsFHC 5Furthering Your Web Skills12/20182 hour(s)$23.75/$21.384100, 1020, 7070, 7120
Furthering Your Web SkillsFHCFurthering Your Web Skills12/20182 hour(s)$23.75/$21.384100, 1020, 7070, 7120
Is CRP A Better Predictor of Heart Attack Risk than Serum Cholesterol?Dr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20181 hour(s)$12.35/$11.494040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Bypassing the EvidenceDr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20184 hour(s)$50/$46.504040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Diet, Hypertension and Salt ToxicityDr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20188 hour(s)$92/$85.564040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
NCEP ATPIII Guidelines for UseDr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20184 hour(s)$50/$46.504040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Is MSG a Serious Public Health Problem?Dr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20181 hour(s)$12.35/$11.494040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Omega 3s and Cardiovascular DiseaseDr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20181 hour(s)$12.35/$11.494040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Do High-Carbohydrate Diets Increase Heart Disease Risk?Dr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20181 hour(s)$12.35/$11.494040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Diet and Cardiovascular Disease - An OverviewDr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/201810 hour(s)$104/$88.404040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Which is better for treating and preventing atherosclerosis, a very low-fat near vegetarian diet or a Mediterranean Style Diet?Dr. Kenney 3Heart Disease12/20188 hour(s)$92/$85.564040, 5160, 5260, 5090, 5100
Diet and Kidney StonesDr. Kenney 3Kidney Disease12/20182 hour(s)$23.75/$21.385340, 4040, 5100
Nutrition Today Course for ACF ChefsFHCNutrition for Foodservice12/201830 hour(s)$155.006050, 8110, 8050, 8070, 8100
Diet and OsteoporosisDr. Kenney 3Osteoporosis12/20183 hour(s)$35.63/$32.064040, 5130, 5100
Do High Glycemic Index Foods Cause ObesityDr. Kenney 3Weight Loss12/20182 hour(s)$23.75/$21.384040, 4030, 4020, 5370, 5090
To Snack or Not to Snack, That is the QuestionDr. Kenney 3Weight Loss12/20181 hour(s)$12.35/$11.494040, 4030, 4020, 5370, 5090
Are high-protein ketogenic diets the key to weight control?Dr. Kenney 3Weight Loss12/201816 hour(s)$168/$151.204040, 4030, 4020, 5370, 5090


"As the Nutrition Research Specialist for the Pritikin Longevity Center since 1985 it is nice to see Medicare finally recognizing that people with advanced atherosclerotic disease ought to be reimbursed for the health education component of our Program, which provides extensive information on how to eat and prepare food so people can reverse atherosclerosis and dramatically cut their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD). I have had a comprehensive 3 part CPE course online for many years that will educate RDs on why only a very-low-fat diet such as advocated by Pritikin and Ornish can actually reverse atherosclerosis, reduce angina, and dramatically cut the risk of CVD events in those with advanced coronary artery disease.

There is also a comprehensive CPE course on the major role excessive dietary salt plays in promoting hypertension and CVD. And there is also a CPE course that reviews the evidence indicating that most people with advanced coronary artery disease get little or no benefit from the vast majority of elective angioplasty and bypass operations. It is disappointing much of this scientifically establish information is not taught in most dietetic programs but then the point of continuing professional education is to help improve your ability to educate your clients about how to treat and prevent disease. While the new Medicare benefit won't pay for RDs in private practice or for that matter working in a clinic or hospital using NCEP/AHA guidelines it is likely in the not too distant future Pritikin and Ornish (and perhaps others who do enough research on the efficacy of their approach) may contract with MDs, hospitals, and clinics to run a Pritikin or Ornish-style Program. Not too surprisingly the RDs they'll be looking to hire will be those who really understand how diet impacts the risk and risk factors for CVD." Dr. James J. Kenney

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