Almost everyone agrees that sleep is important, but most people do not get the recommended amount. Those struggling with their body weight may never have thought to address their sleep habits. Learn about the relationship between sleep and weight status. Find out how to include sleep in the nutrition assessment and intervention.
You will feel confident in your ability to assess sleep status, know when to refer to a sleep specialist, and incorporate sleep into nutrition care plans.
You will learn about sleep hygiene and other strategies used to improve sleep.
You will even find a sleep specialist in your area for future referrals.
After this course, you will be able to:
This continuing professional education course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
*professionalism, communication, nutrition
Devon L. Golem, PhD, RD
Dr. Devon L. Golem authored the peer-reviewed article entitled 'An Integrative Review of Sleep for Nutrition Professionals' which was published in Advances in Nutrition.
She has presented to a variety of healthcare professionals on the topic of sleep and weight management. The topic of sleep has been included in her practice, research, and classroom. She presents the evidence supporting and explaining the inclusion of sleep into nutrition interventions.
Dr. Golem became a registered dietitian in 2003 and has practiced in a variety of settings including: clinical, community, wellness, and research settings. She earned a PhD in Nutritional Sciences with an emphasis in Exercise Science at Rutgers University. She currently resides in Charlottesville, VA with her husband and dog, Lunch Lady Doris.
This course consists of:
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to download the certificate of completion for 1.5 CPEUs (as well as be able to incorporate sleep into your nutrition practice).
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