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Disciplines: Dietetics
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Leslie Bruhl Ballard, MA, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CHES
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Anne L. Wilfong, RDN, LD
  • Ashley Treadway, MS, RD, LDN
  • Barbara J. Scott, RD, MPH
  • Callie M. Jubran, RDN, LDN
Item#: F5201
Contents: 1 Course Book (32 pages)

Nutritional Supplements for the Treatment of ADHD

Price $39.95
Item # F5201
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: June 28, 2016

Expiration Date: June 27, 2019

Parents and caregivers, who are often frustrated with the limited efficacy of conventional treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may turn to complementary therapies to help their children and adolescents. Sometimes families forgo conventional treatments altogether and adopt supplements as an alternative. Often these complementary therapies are in the form of herbal and dietary supplements.

It is important for the clinician to have an understanding of which supplements are available and possibly being used, and also of which supplements might be truly useful, as well as of any possible adverse effects of these supplements. This course discusses the potential efficacy and side effects of dietary and herbal supplements in the treatment of ADHD.  


Performance Indicator(s): 8.1.4, 8.1.5

Learning Code(s): 5000 Medical Nutrition Therapy

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

Course Objectives

  • Identify the efficacy of dietary supplements commonly used in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • Identify the efficacy of herbal supplements commonly used in the treatment of ADHD.
  • Identify any possible adverse effects of dietary and herbal supplements commonly used in the treatment of ADHD.

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.