Dietary Factors in Heart Health
DIETARY FACTORS IN HEART HEALTH
With the growing population of baby boomers, and increases in obesity, CVD and type 2 diabetes in the older population, nutrition will play a major role in maintaining health. Dietary choices, among other lifestyle factors, impact the cardiac health in the aging population. This webinar will identify the evidence behind food choices to maintain and improve cardiovascular disease including hypertension and stroke. This webinar will critically assess what the current science says concerning healthy eating patterns and nutrients implicated in heart disease risk and the practical advice to provide to clients. We will also address the emerging research on the truth behind fats, especially saturated fats, in a heart healthy diet.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Discuss the appropriate diet guidelines for heart health and CVD patients.


  • Understand the Dietary Guidelines and DASH diet for improvements in HTN and CVD.


  • Discuss appropriate food choices (and the rational behind these choices) with patients/clients to improve heart health.


  • Discuss with patients and colleagues the recent research on dietary fat intake as it relates to heart health.
Live Event Date: Feb 03, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 3.1.6, 4.2.5, 6.2.5, 8.3.7
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: 1 Site Credit

About the Presenter: Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Holly Herrington

Holly Herrington MS, RD, LDN, CDCES has been a Registered Dietitian for 8 years and is in her third year as a Certified Diabetes Educator. Holly has served as clinical dietitian in the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for seven years. While there, Holly co-authored textbook chapters on nutrition for bariatric surgery and weight regain following bariatric surgery. She has been a guest lecturer and presenter at the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), The Obesity Society (TOS) and a faculty speaker at the Obesity Summit 2015.

Holly received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Human Sciences from Mississippi State University as well as a degree in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi. Holly completed her dietetic internship and master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She worked as both an inpatient and outpatient dietitian at Rush before joining Northwestern in 2009. She is certified in Adult Weight Management, levels 1 and 2.

Holly has been a requested expert for media outlets including FOX News Chicago and ABC7 Chicago, and has been featured in US News and World Report, Men's Health and the Chicago Tribune. Her clinical interests include weight loss/bariatric surgery, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and prenatal nutrition.

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