Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Walnuts

Updated to include recent research, this module outlines the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in general and walnuts in particular, and discusses strategies for relaying information on the health benefits of walnuts and omega-3s to the public. This course is credentialed for: Dietetics/Nutrition (3.00 CPEU).

Program Overview

While most people seek to reduce the total amount of fat in their diets, nutritional professionals know that the types of fat is as important. In recent years, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been identified for their protective functions. Dietitians have recommended diets that improve the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Balance usually means increasing dietary intake of omega-3s, while reducing saturated fats and omega-6s, because an estimated 60 percent of American diets remain deficient in omega-3s. Updated to include recent research, this module outlines the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in general and walnuts in particular, and discusses strategies for relaying information on the health benefits of walnuts and omega-3s to the public.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.    Identify the different types of fatty acids.

2.    Distinguish between marine and plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

3.    Explain the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.

4.    State the recommendations for consuming omega-3 fatty acids.

5.    Discuss key studies demonstrating the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular disease prevention.

6.    Describe the health benefits of nut consumption.

7.    Compare the nutrient composition of walnuts with other nuts.

8.    Discuss the effects of walnuts on cardiovascular risk factors.

9.    List recommendations for incorporating walnuts as a source of omega-3 fatty acids into the diet.

Price: $59.00

CE-PRO: $29.50

Accreditation Information

This course is intended for nutrition professionals.

This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 5160. 

This course is credentialed for: Dietetics/Nutrition 3.00 CPEU

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