An interesting look at our food and agriculture systems in the U.S.—and how they influence chronic disease. What we eat, Federal guidelines, and the current Farm Bill have tremendous implications on our health. What nutrition professionals and health organizations promote are extremely important.
Few issues are as important as the food the world grows, transports, wastes, and consumes…This is a powerful call to arms. Kelly Brownell, PhD, Director, World Food Policy Center
A pragmatic and clear-eyed assessment of where we are and how changing the way we eat and think about food can take us where we need to go. Deepak Chopra
Deftly connects the dots between education, health, climate science, and the food we eat. Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global
This was the most fascinating course I’ve ever taken for continuing ed! I couldn’t put the book down! 2021
It opened my eyes to a huge problem. BW 2021
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.5.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.6, 3.2.7, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 6.1.2, 8.3.3, 8.3.5, 8.4.5
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon completion of this course, a person will be able to:
1. Discuss three results of Americans consuming poor quality diets.
2. Review three concerns about agriculture in the U.S. and its use of natural resources.
3. Identify the percent of wasted food in the U.S. and list five sources.
4. Discuss two ways the Geisinger Health Systems study reduced health care costs in people with type 2 diabetes.
5. Explain two benefits of the flexitarian diet.
6. Identify three reasons people in low- and middle-income countries have a growing problem with obesity.
7. Review three nutrition-related reasons that people using the SNAP program do not necessarily eat a healthy diet.
8. Discuss the importance of the U.S. Farm Bill and give three examples how it effects nutrition in the U.S.
9. Explain four lifestyle changes that can improve health and fitness in U.S. children.
10. List two examples how food research is influenced by the food industry.
11. Discuss the evidence suggesting junk food is promoted more to minorities and children.
12. Identify what percent of Native Americans have diabetes by an early age and give two reasons why.
13. Explain the U.N.’s statement that we would run out of soil and give three why it is happening.
Why we chose this book
Dr. Mark Hyman is an entertaining speaker and writer, and popular with dietitians. The book is well researched and on the leading edge of our profession’s interest in farming issues, and political activism in food policies.
About the author
Dr. Mark Hyman, MD id head of strategy and innovation for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and founder and director of The UltraWellness Center.