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Disciplines: Dietetics
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leslie Ballard, MA, RDN, CSSD, CHES
Item#: F5232
Contents: 1 Course Book (48 pages)

Echinacea and Garlic Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety

Price $39.95
Item # F5232
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: August 27, 2018

Expiration Date: August 27, 2021

This intermediate course will discuss the dietary uses, effectiveness, and safety of both Echinacea and garlic. The history of recognizing the natural benefits of these plants will also be explained, while also demonstrating why their dietary properties are still acknowledged and practiced today. This course is beneficial to both holistic and traditional dieticians looking to explore the growing trend of natural-based remedies.

Performance Indicator(s): 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice. 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population.
Learning Code(s): 2020 Composition of foods, nutrient
analysis; 3005 Nutrition Diagnosis; 8015 Cultural/ethnic food and culinary practices; 8018 Environmental, agricultural & technologic influences on food systems
Western Schools is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2 CPEU hours, Level 2, for completion of this self-study course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the uses, effectiveness, and safety of Echinacea.
  • Discuss nutrition considerations and how to educate patients using Echinacea.
  • List the effectiveness of other products that treat the same conditions as Echinacea.
  • Describe the uses, effectiveness, and safety of garlic.
  • Apply clinical considerations and garlic supplement education with patients.
  • Explain the effectiveness of other products that treat the same conditions as garlic.

Leslie Ballard, MA, RDN, 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.