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Activity Number:150312; Level 2

Direct-to-consumer (personal DNA tests) have brought affordable personal genomic testing out of healthcare settings and into the public arena. This article provides information to nutritionists to help them evaluate genomic claims and the validity of genetics-related ?health claims? being provided by direct-to-consumer companies.

Purpose of Activity

To provide examples of successful nutritional genomics studies, review current limitations, offer guidelines for evaluating health claims, and spur thinking about the future of precision nutrition.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Review the background information and research helpful for understanding nutritional genomics studies.
  2. Identify the health risks nutritional genomics studies have determined.
  3. Systematically evaluate nutrition genomics claims from direct-to-consumer or personal DNA tests.
Price: $17.95


  • CDR 1.5 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.5 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.5 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 2. Activity Number 150312.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0919DP
Published: Sep/Oct 2019
Expires: 9/3/2021
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Hassan S. Dashti, PhD, RD; Chandler Tucker, BS
Categories: Genetics , Nutrition
Specialties: Geriatrics, Nutrition