A Dietitian's Guide to Thyroid Disorders
A DIETITIAN'S GUIDE TO THYROID DISORDERS
Small but mighty is an accurate description of the thyroid gland. This small organ in the neck is wrapped around the windpipe, shaped like a butterfly, and makes powerful hormones that control many vital functions of our bodies. Thyroid hormones control metabolism and energy transformation throughout the entire body. If all goes well, our bodies function normally, When the thyroid doesn’t work properly, it can impact the entire body. This course will break down thyroid anatomy and physiology, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and related conditions and how dietitians use medical nutrition therapy to promote positive patient outcomes.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiology of thyroid diseases.


  • Identify role of the Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist in the treatment of thyroid diseases.


  • Explain the role of nutrients in thyroid disease.


  • Recognize the interaction of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk for persons with thyroid disease.
Live Event Date: Feb 17, 2022
Expiration Date: May 31, 2024
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.5, 10.2.7, 10.4.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Nina Roofe, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Nina Roofe

Nina Roofe has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 30 years. Throughout her career, Nina has served as a clinical dietitian in outpatient, inpatient, and consultant settings in Arkansas and Oklahoma. She has taught dietetics students since 2002 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition & Family Sciences.

Nina received the undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Central Arkansas, and completed the dietetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. While directing the Outpatient Nutrition Clinic at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, she completed the Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in Corporate Health Promotion. Nina earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Iowa State University.

Her research is focused on the impact of service learning on knowledge integration and specifically interprofessional educational strategies. Others areas of research include leadership development and appreciative inquiry. Dr. Roofe is a member of the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board, is certified by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences as a Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE), and is serving a three-year term on the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Ethics Committee.

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