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Activity Steps


New guidelines were published in 2008 by the Institute of Medicine Committee on Dietary Supplement Use by Military Personnel. Recommendations included the development of service-wide military policies to guide commanders in management practices for safe use of dietary supplements. The authors summarize the activities the military has undertaken to advance the safe use of dietary supplements by service members and develop best practices on reporting adverse events across the Department of Defense.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Explain the rationale for the military to manage the safe use of dietary supplements (DS) by Service Members.
  2. Describe the activities the military has taken to advance the safe use of DS by Service Members.
  3. Identify military practices for reporting adverse events (AEs) related to the use of DS across the Department of Defense (DoD).

Learning Outcomes

Seventy-five percent of participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge about the challenges that occur with reporting adverse events (AEs) from dietary supplements (DSs) by achieving a posttest score of 70% or greater.
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 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Levels 1 and 2. Activity Number 174052.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0123
Published: Jan/Feb 2023
Expires: 12/5/2025
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Rebecca B. Costello, PhD; Andrea T. Lindsey, MS; Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH