PCOS: The Dietitian's Guide

PCOS is the most complex and common endocrine disorder among women of childbearing age. This book explains the physiology, symptoms, evidence-based therapies and lifestyle changes needed to improve a woman’s quality of life. Often misdiagnosed for years, PCOS left untreated can increase a woman’s risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, and infertility.

The author also offers a download with 20 printer-ready patient handouts. *Not included in normal purchase of the course. Sold separately.*

20 Printer Ready Handouts Set Download include:

• Billable receipt with IDC-9 Codes for PCOS and related conditions (MS Word)

• PCOS nutrition assessment form (MS Word)

• PCOS progress note (MS Word)

• PCOS food exchange sheet (MS Word)

• Food record with hunger/satiety scale

• Mindful eating exercise

• Understanding PCOS

• About metformin

• How food affects insulin levels

• Lab tests used to diagnose & monitor PCOS

• Sample meal plans for 4 different caloric ranges

• Resources for PCOS clients

• Shopping for whole grains

• Myo-inositol

• Vitamin D

• N-Acetyl Cysteine

• Omega-3 fatty acids

Formats include PDF and Microsoft Word so you can add your company name and logo. Learn from the experts! Comes with 20 ready to go forms used with PCOS clients in successful practices.

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (370)
Handouts Set Download (375)
15 CE Online Test Only (W371)
25 CE Online Test Only (W372)
15 CE Book & Online Test (W373)
25 CE Book & Online Test (W374)

Book Details

Year Published
2nd Edition
Luca Publishing
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2050) Genetics
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3020) Assessment of target groups, populations
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4180) Women's health
  • (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • (5080) Adolescents
  • (5190) Diabetes mellitus
  • (5290) Metabolic disorders, Inborn errors
  • (5310) Pregnancy complication
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (5460) Self-care management

Course Objectives

Level 2 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 6.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.1

CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests


Upon successful completion of this self-study course, the users will be able to:

1. Discuss the major contributing factors to PCOS and the syndrome characteristics.

2. Better assess the patients’ needs and eating habits.

3. Better identify ideas to produce successful thoughts and behaviors related to eating, self image, and appropriate weight.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book

This book has the most up-to-date research and discussion on PCOS available today! The author, Angela, is credible and well-respected. She is thorough in her pursuit of PCOS information that can be useful to patients with PCOS and their health professionals.

About the author
Angela Grassi is a knowledgeable expert and nutrition counselor on the topic of PCOS, and she has PCOS, so she has spent the time and effort to study the disease and its idiosyncrasies. She writes well and is careful to share information backed by research.