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Lactose Intolerance: Basics & Beyond

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N

CE Credit: 2 Hours

Target Audience: Occupational Therapy CEUs | Nutrition & Dietetics CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Lactose Intolerance: Basics & Beyond is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the nutrition and mental health components of lactose intolerance.

This course will explain the basics of lactose intolerance from the prevalence and pathophysiology to the management of lactose intolerance. It will also go beyond the basics by including the dietary treatment of lactose intolerance from a registered dietitian’s perspective by outlining the steps of the nutrition care process and providing strategies for nutrition counseling.

This course also includes information on psycho-emotional factors such as anxiety and depression that can affect lactose intolerance symptoms and pose barriers to successful treatment. Two case studies are included to assist health professionals in understanding the client perspective. This course will be informative for anyone with lactose intolerance as well as registered dietitians and other health professionals who counsel those with lactose intolerance.

Closeout Course #20-78 | 2014 | 33 pages | 18 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the symptoms of lactose intolerance
2. Apply the nutrition care process to lactose intolerance
3. Describe dietary intervention strategies used to manage lactose intolerance
4. Identify how psycho-emotional factors affect the dietary intervention
5. List counseling and education strategies that can be used in medical nutrition therapy for lactose intolerance

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Alexia Lewis, MS, RD, LD/N, is a registered dietitian licensed in the state of Florida. She is the wellness dietitian for the University of North Florida where she does one-on-one nutrition counseling, facilitates healthy eating groups, presents nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations, and promotes healthy lifestyle habits through food and nutrition. Alexia has also been a nutrition instructor for undergraduate nutrition students at the University of North Florida and has taught Food Fundamentals, Nutrition Education, Nutrition Counseling and Communication, and other classes. Alexia is the president of the Jacksonville Dietetic Association for the 2012-2013 year. Alexia is a nutrition speaker, writer, and blogger (http://alexialewisrd.com) whose goal is “nutrition made easy.” 



Financial: Receives speaker fees from the Florida Dairy Farmers for teaching and speaking. Receives royalties from Professional Development Resources, Inc. on sales of her courses.

Nonfinancial: Receives media training from the Florida Dairy Farmers in exchange for blogging, writing, and staffing booths.

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