Carbohydrate Counting

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/2023

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.

Course Description: This course is designed to review methods, tips, and tools for learning how to count carbohydrates through review of: meal planning, benefits of carbohydrate counting, major nutrient types, differentiation of carbohydrate food sources, how to estimate carbohydrate amounts, and reading nutrition labels to measure/determine carbohydrate servings, amounts, and portion sizes. Sample breakfast, lunch, supper meals, and snacks with associated meal tickets are included as practice exercises. And a Post-Test will be completed upon finishing the presentation to measure understanding of course objectives.

Instructor: Laura Leary MS,RN,BC,OCN

Target Audience: Nurses, Dietitians and any other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to: Define Carbohydrate Counting, Name 2 benefits of carbohydrate counting, Identify 5 foods classified as carbohydrates, Read food nutrition labels for serving size, servings per container, and amount of carbohydrate per serving, calculate carbohydrate count in grams and servings in sample meal plans/exercises.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 nursing continuing professional development contact hour.

Dietitians: 1.0 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.