In the past decade, gluten has become public enemy #1 in the eyes of the general public. Gluten-free foods are a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone, and gluten-free foods are both the subject of fascination and scorn. With countless TV and newspaper segments devoted to advocates and detractors of the gluten-free diet (GFD), clients understandably are curious. People are increasingly switching to a GFD for a wide range of conditions with varying levels of scientific consensus. Many believe that a GFD provides generalized or disease-specific health benefits and are seeking support of RDNs to transition to a GFD. RDNs need to be able to help clients assess their options and determine if a GFD is a wise nutritional choice.

This webinar will detail and critically evaluate the existing evidence base on the potential for benefit of a gluten-free diet on a range of conditions, including IBS, mood disorders, autism, sports performance and general health.
Upon successful completion of this 1.5 hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Articulate the difference between Celiac disease and other conditions that may improve on a gluten-free diet.

  • Identify conditions where research suggests potential improvements on a gluten-free diet.

  • Identify conditions where a gluten-free diet is usually NOT indicated.

  • Describe potential risks or detriments of a gluten-free diet according to research.
Live Event Date: May 11, 2017
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2000, 2070, 5000, 5220
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.5, 8.2.2, 8.3.1, 8.4.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.5
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $27 ($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: 4.65 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours

diet for food allergies

Food Allergies: Nutritional Balance and 2017 Prevention Guidelines

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

Rating: 4.75 out of 5

Instructor: Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

Duration: 1.5 hours