Course Description:

This training will help you navigate fad diets, diets that are supported by evidence-based science, and screening tools for identifying the difference. Take the role of a Public Health Professional to answer case scenarios for how to respond to a person who expresses interest in a fad diet. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify key characteristics and hallmarks of a fad diet.

  2. Recognize different varieties or commonalities of fad diets for both well-known and unfamiliar diets.

  3. Identify components of a fad diet that make it less healthy and potentially unsafe. 

  4. Define Evidence Based Practice (EBP).

  5. Apply knowledge of EBP to assess multitudes of fad diets.

  6. Utilize tools to educate clients about the safety of fad diets and to help clients identify ways to improve upon specific fad diet recommendations.   

Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals, Dietitians, Educators/Trainers, Social Workers, Public Health Professionals, Case Managers

Duration: 30 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  0.5 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES, 0.5 CPEUs for Registered Dietitians