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Sleep and the RDN: Incorporating Sleep Education to Reduce Chronic Disease Risk

Wed March 18, 2020: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT


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About This Webinar:

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), lack of sleep can lead to major health issues, and the link between sleep deprivation and chronic disease has grown significantly. Additionally, studies have shown that getting fewer than eight hours asleep puts military personnel at risk for poor performance and decreased cognition. This webinar provides a general background on sleep, how insufficient sleep increases the risk of chronic disease and makes the management of chronic conditions more difficult, and how dietitians can incorporate basic sleep education principles to help patients and clients meet health goals.


Learning Objectives

1. Identify at least two ways that insufficient or poor sleep can contribute to chronic disease risk.

2. Identify at least two causes of sleep problems.

3. Describe at least two approaches that dietitians can share with patients and clients that have been shown to reduce sleep problems.


Robin M. Tucker, PhD, RD, FAND

Assistant Professor

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Michigan State University

 Dr. Tucker received her doctorate in Nutrition Science with a concentration in Ingestive Behavior from Purdue University. Prior to that, Dr. Tucker worked both in direct patient care as a clinical dietitian and in public health. Dr. Tucker currently studies how sleep affects dietary decisions, body weight, and health.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

1.0 CPEU for Registered Dietitians pending approval

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