Western Diets: Are We Killing Our Patients?

This activity will address how the westernization of diet has affected CKD patients. A brief history of the industrialization of the United States will be reviewed and linked to the changes in farming practices and how these developments have changed both the products as well as the prices for consumers. In turn, what is easily accessible and affordable for this specific patient population has changed drastically and altered the overall American diet.  Activity content includes a review of the obesity, which is referred to as the “greatest threat of public health in this century” which has the potential to roll back many advancements medicine has made in recent history, as well as the specific daily dietary guidelines for CKD patients.  

Learning Objectives: 

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to:

  • List the components of the Western diet.
  • Outline differences in dietary patterns across levels of industrialization.
  • Examine how dietary components impact FGF23 levels and cardiovascular risk.
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Target Audience

  • Dietitians
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Statements:

Dietitian

The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

Method of Participation:

Learners will review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information; participate in the entire self-study consisting of slides and audio; and complete the post-test (minimum score of 70% required) and evaluation to successfully earn credit.  The estimated time for completion is 1.5 hours. 

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
09/21/2016
Course expires: 
09/21/2018
Cost:
$25.00
Rating: 
5
Faculty Disclosures:

Holly Kramer, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, IL
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Planning Committee Disclosures:

Kristine D'Angelo David, RD
Medical Science Liaison    
SigmaTau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
Disclosure: Salary: Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Beth Shanaman, RD
Registered Dietitian
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, WA
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Nathalie Harden 
Director, CME
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Danielle Nathan
Professional Education Director
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).
 
Anna Okoniewski
CME/CE Activities Manager
National Kidney Foundation    
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Linda Gross, MSN, RDN, LDN
Renal Dietitian
Fresenius Medical Care
Charlotte, NC
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s)

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Attendance
  • 1.50 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/21/2016
Course expires: 
09/21/2018

Price

Cost:
$25.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

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For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals