As the second most popular beverage in the world after water, tea has been consumed by diverse cultures for over 2000 years. It is not only a refreshing drink but also offers an array of potential health benefits. This in-depth review of tea, its components with potential health benefits and a review of peer-reviewed evidence related to tea, nutrition and health will arm the RDN with the knowledge to help patients, clients and consumers enjoy tea as part of a nutrient-rich, healthful eating plan. Neva has presented on the health benefits of tea at the 2012 World Tea Expo, the 2012 World Tea East and the 2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE. She has also authored articles on tea for Food & Nutrition Magazine and Today's Dietitian magazine.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
Describe the 5 types of tea and the components that provide health benefits.
Address issues related to tea consumption like caffeine, hydration, loose tea vs. tea bags.
Dispel commonly held myths about tea and health.
Apply scientific evidence about tea's nutrition and health benefits in dietetics practice.
About the Presenter: Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD, FAND is a nutrition communications consultant in Dallas, Texas. She serves as a consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations and is a frequent speaker for professional and consumer groups. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she has served as President of both the Dallas and Texas Academies, as an Academy media spokesperson, a member of the House of Delegates and Chair of the Foundation. She currently serves on the Foundation's Philanthropy Council. She was a 2012 recipient of the Academy's Medallion Award and the 2016 Texas Academy Outstanding Veteran Preceptor Award recipient.