North Carolina Dietitians Continuing

Education Requirements

North Carolina dietitians have an annual license renewal with a March 31st deadline. Thirty
(30) continuing education hours are required every two years to renew a license. There are
no limits on home study if CDR approved. Registered dietitians must show current CDR
North Carolina Board of Dietitians/Nutritionists
View the Board Website or Email the Board
Phone: 919-228-6391
CE Required: LD: 30/2 yrs / Provisional: 15/yr
Online CE Allowed: No limit
License Expiration: 3/31, annually
National Accreditation Accepted: CDR
Notes: RDs must only show current CDR card
Date of Info: 10/23/2015
Professional Development Resources is a CPE Accredited Provider with the
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR #PR001). CPE accreditation does not constitute
endorsement by CDR of provider programs or materials. Professional Development
Resources is also a provider with the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (#50-1635)
and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within one week of completion).

Continuing Education Courses for Dietitians
Caffeine and Health
Caffeine is a rapidly absorbed organic compound that acts as a stimulant
in the human body. The average amount of caffeine consumed in the US
is approximately 300 mg per person per day - the equivalent to between
two and four cups of coffee - with coffee accounting for about threefourths of the caffeine that is consumed in the American diet. This is
considered to be a moderate caffeine intake, which, according to many
studies, can promote a variety of health benefits. But some studies claim otherwise, even
suggesting that one or two cups of coffee a day may negatively impact our health. So, what
are we to believe?
This course will analyze the potential health benefits, as well as the negative side effects, of
caffeine consumption on a variety of health conditions, including: dementia and Alzheimer’s
disease, headache, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, gallstones, cardiovascular
disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, fibrocystic breast conditions,
premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy and lactation, osteoporosis, athletic performance, and
weight control. This course was developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics for their Manual of Medical Nutrition Therapy to provide healthcare professionals
with evidence-based, non-biased information on nutrition-related topics.

Medical Marijuana
In spite of the fact that nearly half of the states in this country have
enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that
neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and
as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using
controlled studies. Conclusive literature remains sparse, and opinion
remains divided and contentious. This course is intended to present a
summary of the current literature on the various medical, legal, educational, occupational,
and ethical aspects of marijuana. It will address the major questions about marijuana that

are as yet unanswered by scientific evidence. What are the known medical uses for
marijuana? What is the legal status of marijuana in state and federal legislation? What are
the interactions with mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and suicidal
behavior? Is marijuana addictive? Is marijuana a gateway drug? What are the adverse
consequences of marijuana use? Do state medical marijuana laws increase the use of
marijuana and other drugs? The course will conclude with a list of implications for
healthcare and mental health practitioners.

Nutrition Education for Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body
uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to health because it's an
important source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and
tissues. It's also the brain's main source of fuel. Chronic diabetes
conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially
reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes — when your blood
sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes — and
gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is
delivered. This course describes the rationale and goals for providing medical nutrition
therapy (MNT) for the treatment and prevention of diabetes mellitus. Included are:
recommendations for specific nutrient modifications; nutrition assessment, diagnosis,
intervention, monitoring and evaluation; exercise and stress; gastropathy; enteral nutrition;
testing and classifications; medications and insulin; blood glucose meters; and methods of
meal planning. Nutrition education tools and handouts are provided to assist the dietitian in
counseling clients. This course was developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics for their Manual of Medical Nutrition Therapy to provide Licensed and Registered
Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs) and technicians with evidence-based, non-biased information
on nutrition education for diabetes mellitus.

Adult Obesity: Prevention & Treatment
Susan Moyers, PhD, MPH, LD/N Overweight and obesity constitute one of
the nation’s ten leading health indicators with nearly two-thirds of adults
in the United States now classified as either overweight or obese. Before
any diet and physical activity program can be personalized and implemented, a nutrition assessment is needed, along with an understanding
of the individual's readiness to change and motivation. This course was
developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for their Manual of Medical
Nutrition Therapy to provide Licensed and Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs) and
technicians with evidence-based, non-biased information on the prevention and treatment
of obesity in adults. Topics covered include: obesity synopsis; reimbursement
considerations; nutrition assessment (diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation);
pharmacotherapy for weight-loss (prescription and OTC); and physical activity. Nutrition
education handouts are included at the end of the course.

The Registered Dietitian in Long-Term Care
As the population of the United States ages, a growing number of
registered dietitians are specializing in elder care and work full or parttime in skilled nursing facilities. Success in long-term care requires the
registered dietitian to be familiar with the treatment issues of elders.
Knowledge of common medical issues is needed to thoroughly
understand the elder’s condition, especially in the long-term care
environment where most residents have multiple medical conditions that impact their
functioning. This course will provide a framework for providing care in a skilled nursing
facility. It is intended to give the clinician an overview of the important aspects of long-term
care that effect treatment, including the structure, organization and reimbursement system
of skilled nursing facilities. The average resident and common treatment areas will also be