Disciplines: Dietetics
Hours: 1 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leslie Bruhl Ballard, MA, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CHES
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Cynthia T. Maerz, CDE, RD
  • Robin Danowski, MS, RD, LDN
  • Susan Rago, MS, RD, LDN
  • Tricia Marshel, RD, CSG, LDN
  • Item#: F5204
    Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)

    Diet and Stress: Ways to Combat Stress With Dietary Changes

    Price $19.95
    Item # F5204
    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    Release Date: July 1, 2016

    Expiration Date: June 30, 2019

    Stress, a common problem in today’s world, can cause a biological response in the body. There are many factors that cause a stress response in the body. An unhealthy diet may increase stress levels, followed by more stress-related health disparities. This course examines the impact nutrition may have on the body’s stress response. This course is written for those interested in a basic overview of potential strategies to combat stress and improve overall health.


    Performance Indicator(s): 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6

    Learning Code(s): 4000: Wellness & Public Health; 5000: Medical Nutrition Therapy

    This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for 1 CPEU hour, Level 2.

    Course Objectives
    • Identify the ways that stress affects different body systems.
    • Identify the relationship between food and the body’s stress response.
    • List dietary recommendations to combat stress in the body.

    Leslie Bruhl Ballard, MA, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CHES, is a registered dietitian who acts as the program director for the dietetic internship at North Oaks Medical Center and as the dietetics planner for Western Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in dietetics and a master’s degree in health studies from Southeastern Louisiana University. Leslie maintains a license as a registered dietitian and as a certified health education specialist. She is also a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and maintains registration as a certified specialist in sports dietetics through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

    • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
    • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
    • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.