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Activity Number 156540. Level 2

The authors explain that there is no single southern diet and that it is possible to adapt any diet to make it healthy and pleasurable. Through the use of two case studies, the authors illustrate an individualized approach to improving the quality and healthfulness of the southern diet.

Purpose of Activity

To gain knowledge about the "Southern Diet" through a review of 2 case studies, study findings of health effects, and literature addressing the diet's cuisine and cultural attributes.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe common types of food consumed in the "Southern Diet" and rationale for use as explained in 2 adult case studies.
  2. Summarize evidence on the "Southern Diet" effects on health and explain the results of the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study.
  3. Explain the culture and cuisine of the "Southern Diet" through review of literature and digital media.
Price: $17.95


  • CDR 1.0 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.0 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 1.2 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Level 2. Activity Number 156540.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0720DP
Published: Jul/Aug 2020
Expires: 6/3/2022
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN; Gina C. Firnhaber, PhD, RN; Kay Craven, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDE