Therapeutic Diets: An Introduction

This online continuing education course is to familiarize nurses and other healthcare professionals with the basic concepts of therapeutic diets, including the types of therapeutic diets that may be ordered for a resident, the role therapeutic diets play in the treatment of residents, and which foods and beverages are allowed and restricted on therapeutic diets. Proper understanding of therapeutic diets will help minimize the risk of disease and other health conditions, and reduce the risk of injury.

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss why a therapeutic diet would be ordered for a resident.
  2. Demonstrate correct procedure when a resident asks for food or a beverage.
  3. Describe a mechanically altered diet.
  4. Summarize each of the therapeutic diets.


Chapter 1: Overview of Therapeutic Diets

Chapter 2: Therapeutic Diets

  • Regular Diet
  • NAS (No Added Salt)/2 Gram Sodium Diet
  • High Fiber Diet
  • Low Residue/Fiber Diet
  • High Calorie Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • GI Soft Diet
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Change/Cardiac Diet (Fat Controlled/No Added Salt)
  • Low Fat/Fat Controlled Diet
  • Diabetic/Consistent Carbohydrate Diet
  • Renal Diet
  • Gluten Free Diet
Chapter 3: Mechanically Altered Diets
  • Mechanical Soft (Dental Soft) Diet
  • Pureed Diet
  • National Dysphagia Diet (NDD)
  • Clear Liquid Diet
  • Full Liquid Diet
  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Corinne Kantor

Corinne Kantor, DTR, CLT, is a Registered Dietetic Technician, Certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) Therapist, and award-winning writer. She has undergraduate degrees in dietetics and journalism. Corinne also has her ServSafe Certification from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is a certified U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map Facilitator.

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Course Accreditation

Additional Accreditations:

Course approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, CE Broker Tracking #20-409734, course provides 1.00 contact hours. CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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