Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond – New Online CEU Course

It seems that everybody knows somebody with celiac disease or who is avoiding foods containing gluten. Is this because there is a higher level of awareness and more people are being diagnosed with celiac disease? Or is this because of a rise in popularity of a gluten-free diet and people self-diagnosing celiac disease? A gluten-free diet, the diet prescribed for those with celiac disease, is being touted as a 2013 health trend.

Celiac Disease: Basics & BeyondIn order to be able to provide care to their clients and patients, both with and without celiac disease, health professionals should understand the basics of celiac disease and a gluten-free diet.

Celiac Disease: Basics & Beyond will cover the basics of celiac disease including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. This 2-hour online CEU course will then go beyond the basics by describing how registered dietitians use the nutrition care process to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients with celiac disease. Two case studies are included to assist the health professional in understanding the patient’s perspective from pre-diagnosis to disease management. This course will be informative for anyone with celiac disease as well as registered dietitians and other health professionals who work with patients with celiac disease. Course #20-76 | 2013 | 26 pages | 17 posttest questions

About the Author:

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N, is a registered dietitian licensed in the state of Florida. She is the wellness dietitian for the University of North Florida where she does one-on-one nutrition counseling, facilitates healthy eating groups, presents nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations, and promotes healthy lifestyle habits through food and nutrition. Alexia has also been a nutrition instructor for undergraduate nutrition students at the University of North Florida and has taught Food Fundamentals, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Counseling and Communication, and other classes. Alexia is the president of the Jacksonville Dietetic Association for the 2012-2013 year. Alexia is a nutrition speaker, writer, and blogger (http://alexialewisrd.com) whose goal is “nutrition made easy.”

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