Gastrointestinal Nutrition

Gastrointestinal Nutrition 2020

Fantastic resource! This reference covers everything a RDN needs to know about the gastrointestinal tract, including its anatomy, diagnostic methods, disease symptoms, and variations, as well as effects of diet and maintaining adequate nutrition. Very informative and fascinating! Best, most comprehensive book on nutrition and the gut we could find. This one-stop, comprehensive reference guide is written by prominent physicians and RDNs in GI nutrition. Topics include tests and procedures; nutrition assessment; GI tract disorders (IBD, celiac disease, short bowel syndrome, IBS, and more); liver and exocrine disorders; gastrointestinal surgery and oncology; and a variety of therapeutic interventions, including enteral and parenteral nutrition, probiotics and nutraceuticals.

Features information on:

  • Gastrointestinal anatomy and diagnostics
  • Nutrition assessment of patients with GI disorders
  • Individual chapters on particular GI tract, liver, or exocrine disorders, as well as eating disorders, obesity, and food allergy and intolerance
  • Medical treatments and nutrition therapies for GI problems


Thank you—I really enjoyed this course. Easy to read through and capture main points. LAH  6/2020

Very comprehensive so I felt it gave me a good overview of GI nutrition. Many people have GI issues, so I feel better prepared to address these. DL 6/2020

This (course) helped me educate my patients and provide appropriate nutrition interventions. JD 2/2021

I have a broader understanding of the complexities of various GI issues, which will impact my practice (like) drug nutrient timing. AF 2/2021

Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF; and Janice L. Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, Editors
Course Expiration Date: Aug-31-2023
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Book Details

Author Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF; and Janice L. Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, Editors
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ISBN 978-0-88091-450-5
Format Paperback

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 CPE

Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 5.1.1, 5.3.1, 6.1.2, 7.1.1, 7.3.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.4.5, 10.2.4

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. Compare the uses of the following GI tests: colonoscopy, endoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy.

2. List three measurements taken by the Smart Pill capsule.

3. Explain how the BMI and waist circumference are used to assess a person, and the limitations of each measurement.

4. Discuss the importance of protein and its recommended intake levels for a normal weight, obese, and burned patient.

5. Describe the basic physiology of the gastrointestinal tract and locations where digestion takes place.

6. Give three functions of the gut microbiome.

7. Explain three diet changes each for patients with the following: cystic fibrosis, short bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease.

8. Contrast nutrition therapies for relieving constipation versus diarrhea.

9. Define FODMAPs and explain how they functionally act in the gut.

10. Identify four gluten-free grains and four consequences of celiac disease.

11. List four considerations used before starting an adult patient on nutrition support.

12. Compare two advantages and disadvantages of nasogastric, orogastric, nasojejunal, and TPN feedings.

13. Describe dumping syndrome and the diet therapy to correct it.

14. Explain the common components of the post-gastric by-pass surgery diet for weight loss and list three common difficulties experienced by patients.

15. List four precautions with using enteral nutrition in a critically ill patient.

16. Identify the osmolarity and maximum dextrose tolerance of PN for a critically ill adult patient.

17. When working with the pediatric population and EN/PN, list three considerations before initiation of nutrition support.

18. Define refeeding syndrome and list two symptoms.

19. List four herbs known to benefit the gut function.

20. State the ASPEN position on the ethics of starting artificial nutrition and hydration on patients with severe dementia or persistent vegetative state.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why we chose this book

The 41 authors and 3 editors are highly regarded in their field of gastroenterology with incalculable years of clinical experience. The book is well researched and on the leading edge of new therapies.

About the author

Laura E. Matarese, PhD, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FADA, FASPEN; Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, FACN, AGAF; and Janice L. Raymond, MS, RDN, CD, CSG, Editors

The authors and editors are highly regarded in their fields of gastroenterology and medical nutrition therapies with vast years of clinical experience.