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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 27, 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.


  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
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  • 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.