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Activity Steps


In part 2 of a two-part series, the authors continue a discussion of the Paleo Diet. In this article, they present the findings of a study that assessed the relative dietary quality of theoretical, modern-day Paleo meal plans, in comparison with national nutrition guidance. Based on their findings, the authors recommend approaching Paleo diet with caution, because of the potential for increased cardiovascular risk owing to low unsaturated/saturated fat ratios. They suggest future research focus on actual intakes with theoretical targets.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the nutritional components of a Paleo diet.
  2. Recognize the differences between a Paleo meal plan and a MyPlate meal plan.
  3. Apply appropriate guidance for educating patients about the Paleo Diet by using a case scenario.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this activity and taking the posttest, participants will achieve a minimum score of 70% on the posttest.
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  • 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 164834.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0721
Published: Jul/Aug 2021
Expires: 6/2/2023
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Micaela C. Karlsen, PhD, MSPH; Kara A. Livingston, MPH; Dasha Agoulnik, MS, RDN; Akari Miki, BSc;; Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc; Cheryl H. Gilhooly, PhD, MPH, RD Sara C. Folta, PhD; Christina D. Economos, PhD, MS; Nicola M. McKeown, PhD
Categories: Nutrition , Research
Specialties: Nutrition, Research