The Pegan Diet: Science or Science Fiction?
In his 2021 book, The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World, author Mark Hyman, MD, introduces the pegan diet concept. It’s based on the paleolithic (paleo) and vegan diets, both of which he describes as low in starch, sugar, processed foods, additives, hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs. This course will explore the science behind the pegan diet principles.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November/December 2023 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Assess the strengths of the pegan diet approach.
- Evaluate the weaknesses of the pegan diet approach.
- Assist clients in planning nutritionally complete meals using the pegan diet approach.
- Counsel clients on the environmental and ethical considerations of the pegan diet.
Course content written by Kathleen Searles, MS, RDN, LD, a nutrition consultant in private practice.
The faculty and planners for this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
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In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 2.00 CDR