gluten free and healthy

Gluten-free diets are becoming more and more popular. However, new studies have shown a significant increase in the rates of metabolic syndrome and weight gain in people following a gluten-free diet. It's no longer enough just to help clients avoid wheat, barley and rye. Clients need to know what to eat for good health, and concrete ideas of how to do it, too.

What do your clients need to know about arsenic in rice? What about the new movement towards grain-free or Paleo diets? Can going g-free help athletes? What are some great and tasty ways of adding fiber and calcium to gluten-free baking? We'll be touching on all those issues and many more in this interactive webinar.

This webinar 2016 reboot will delve into the research behind following a GFD, and give RDs the tools to help clients identify the pros and cons for long-term health. We'll focus on the nutrients lacking in a gluten-free diet, like B vitamins, iron, calcium, fiber and grains, and easy, enjoyable ways to add them in. We'll also talk about weight balance, which is often a significant challenge on a gluten-free diet.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  1. Name nutrients commonly lacking in a gluten-free diet.
  2. Identify the best gluten-free sources of fiber.
  3. Identify a wide variety of gluten-free grains and means of preparation.
  4. Understand the current research on grain-free diets, and explain the pros and cons to clients.
  5. Identify sources of gluten and lactose-free dietary sources.


  • Brief review of a gluten-free diet
  • Nutrients commonly lacking on a gluten-free diet
  • Enrichment & the difference it makes
  • Fiber
  • Iron sources
  • Calcium
    • Lactose intolerance and non-dairy sources
  • Nuts, seeds
  • Great gluten-free packaged foods, snacks, cookbooks, etc
  • Discussion of ALL gluten-free grains/pseudograins & nutritional benefits and how to prepare and use them:
    • Rice and discussion on arsenic
    • Wild Rice
    • Corn
    • Buckwheat
    • Millet
    • Teff
    • Quinoa
    • Sorghum
    • Amaranth
  • Beans, lentils and great resources
  • Other gluten-free fiber sources and add-ins
  • RD Resources
  • Websites, books and more

Live Event Date: Mar 10, 2016
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2000, 2070, 5000, 5220
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.3, 8.3.6, 8.4.1, 8.4.4
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Allied Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 2.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $36 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Cheryl Harris, MPH RD has been educating clients and health care professionals about gluten-related disorders for over a dozen years. She was recognized as one of the top nutritionists in the DC metro area by the Washingtonian and was selected as the “Emerging Dietetics Leader of the Year” for Virginia. She has presented widely on Celiac Disease and a gluten-free diet, and was honored to be chosen to teach for the upcoming AND Certificate of Training in Gluten-related disorders. Her articles on gluten-free living have appeared in Simply Gluten-free Magazine, Gluten-free Living, Today’s Dietitian, Gluten Intolerance Group Magazine, and more, and she has served as a content editor for the Dietitians in Gluten Intolerance since 2007. She has been quoted by many media outlets as a nutrition expert, including the Washington Post,, WebMD, Cosmopolitan, the Food Network, Living Without, Gluten-free and More, and Delight Gluten-Free Magazine.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: From Research to Practice

On Demand
Live Date: (Oct 24,2017)
Expiration Date: (Oct 23,2020)

Rating: 4.63 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours


Gluten-Free. For All?

On Demand
Live Date: (May 11,2017)
Expiration Date: (May 10,2020)

Rating: 4.80 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours

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Food Allergies: Nutritional Balance and 2017 Prevention Guidelines

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 14,2017)
Expiration Date: (Mar 13,2020)

Rating: 4.78 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours