Western Diets: Are We Killing Our Patients?

CME/CE Activity

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation*, an accredited provider by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and an accredited provider by the Association for Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education to physicians, nurses/dialysis technicians, dietitians and social workers respectively. In addition, individual activities are approved on an activity specific basis for family physicians, advanced practitioners (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), pharmacists, certified case managers, certified rehabilitation counselors, and other specialties.

*Activity approvals: Prior to January 2012 through the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA); January 2012-December 2012 through the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA).

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Sep 21, 2018

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. 

Approved for: 1.5 **
Faculty: Holly Kramer, MD, MPH
Cost: Free for NKF Members / $25 for non-members