The Facts on Fats- How They Fit Into Healthy Eating
This activity focuses on recommendations for heart-healthy eating patterns, with an emphasis on fats. It discusses the health effects and food sources of different types of fats, as well as responses to questions and controversies about fats. This activity provides guidance for counseling patients and consumers to choose food sources of healthy fats and to prepare meals that are part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
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The Facts on Fats- How They Fit Into Healthy Eating

 

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: 

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.


Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome, Windows 7 or above, Safari (Latest Version), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh, Mac OS 10.4

 

Target Audience
Physicians
Nurses
Pharmacists
Dieticians
 

Description
This activity focuses on recommendations for heart-healthy eating patterns, with an emphasis on fats. It discusses the health effects and food sources of different types of fats, as well as responses to questions and controversies about fats. This activity provides guidance for counseling patients and consumers to choose food sources of healthy fats and to prepare meals that are part of an overall healthy eating pattern.
 

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Describe the current state of U.S. population health and explain why diet quality is critical in maintaining/improving heart health.
  2.  Discuss key elements of science-based, heart-healthy eating patterns.
  3.  Explain the impact of different types of dietary facts on health and disease, and identify food sources of these fats.
  4.  Resolve common misunderstandings about fats.
  5.  Assess patient/client eating patterns and employ theory-based counseling strategies to engage them in discussions about behavior change for healthy food selection and preparation.
  6.  Empower patients to select healthy fats and prepare meals that are part of an overall healthy eating pattern.

 

Course Agenda

Presentation

Learning Objective

Introduction and Objectives

 

Health Status of the U.S. Population

1

Dietary Patterns of the U.S. Population

1

Dietary Patterns vs. Individual Nutrients or Foods

2

Foods to Encourage

2

Foods to Limit

2

Foods to Avoid

2

Benefits of Following a Heart-Healthy Dietary Pattern At Home and Away From Home

2

Biological Roles of Fat Tissue and Dietary Fats

3

Dietary Fats and Heart Health

3

Dietary Fats and Cholesterol

3

Lifestyle Modification and Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Therapy

3

Dietary Fats and Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

3

Dietary Fats and Type 2 Diabetes

3

Dietary Fats and Weight Management

3

Biochemical Structure of Saturated Vs. Unsaturated Fats

3

Foods Contain a Mixture of Fats

3

Food Sources of Unsaturated Fats

3

Food Sources of Saturated Fats

3

Replacing Saturated Fats with Unsaturated Fats

3

Food Sources of Trans Fats

3

Dietary Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Health Claim

3

Fats Questions and Controversies

4

Role of Health Professionals in Behavior Change Counseling

5

Initiate Food Dialogue

5

Explore Past Experience With Changing Eating Behaviors

5

Assess Current Eating Patterns and Fat Intake

5

Assess Sociocultural, Economic, and Taste Preferences

5

Goal-Setting

5

Menu of Sample Goals

5

Empowering Consumers – Purchasing Healthy Fats

6

Empowering Consumers – Cooking with Healthy Fats

6

Key Take-Away Messages

 

Case studies (slides 49-69)

 


Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
62 minutes

Faculty
Anne Goldberg, MD, FACP, FNLA
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis 

Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS
Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Pennsylvania State University

Catherine Champagne, PhD, RDN, LDN, FADA, FAND, FTOS
Professor, Dietary Assessment and Food Analysis and Nutritional Epidemiology
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Jamie Folsom, ACNP-BC, ANVP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care and Adult Neurovascular
Medical University of South Carolina

Deborah Minor, PharmD, FAHA
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Accreditation Statements
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  10/16/2017

EXPIRATION DATE:  10/16/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2017

ACCREDITATION TERM:

•       Joint Accreditation – 10/16/2017 – 10/16/2020

In support of improving patient care, American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement - Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 1.00 Contact Hour  |  Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-17-26-H04-P

Continuing Education Accreditation – Dietetic Professionals
The American Heart Association (XX231) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material.  This is a Level I activity, as described by CDR.|

Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Anne Goldberg

Washington University in St. Louis

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Penny Kris-Etherton

Pennsylvania State University

California Walnut Commission, Ag Canada and Canola Oil Council

Calif Walnut Comm, TerraVia, Avocado Nutrition Science Advisors, Seafood Nutrition Partnership

None

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Catherine Champagne

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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Jamie Folsom

Medical University of South Carolina

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Deborah Minor

University of Mississippi Medical Center

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Meg Denning

AHA

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Dorothea Vafiadis

AHA

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Emily Callahan

EAC Health & Nutrition LLC

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Fuji Oil Group

None

Antigoni Pappas

AHA

None

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Heather Alger

AHA

None

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None

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

 

Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from the Hass Avocado Board.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
674 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education> ACPE

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit

0 CPEU> Commission on Dietetic Registration> CDR Level I

1 CPEU> Commission on Dietetic Registration> CDR Level II