All of us have struggled to decipher the long list of ingredients and recommendations on our food labels. How do we leverage this important information?
This course is designed to give you a deeper understanding of labeling standards, along with tips and tricks for estimating healthy portion sizes. It was created by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), which for over 30 years has built its reputation on evidence-based recommendations that adhere to rigorous scientific standards.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand and summarize food and supplement labels
- Appreciate the impact that various ingredients have on our nutritional goals
- Speak intelligently about proper portion sizes
The content in this course was developed for NASM’s Certified Nutrition Coach (CNC) program. If you’re interested in learning more about nutrition, check out the other topics featured in our Nutrition Series.
✔ Lesson 1: Understanding Food Labels
Covers topics, including: history of food labels, how to read labels, serving size, using the percent daily value, calories and macronutrients, food labels outside the United States, ingredients list, and nutritional claims.
✔ Lesson 2: Supplement Facts Labels
Covers topics, including: nutrient listing on supplement labels, percent daily value, supplement labels outside the United States, and ingredients lists for dietary supplements.
✔ Lesson 3: Portion Sizes
Covers topics, including: serving size vs. portion size, portion distortion, portion control, plate size, measuring servings and portions and portion sizing in the UK and EU.
✔ End of Course Quiz
✔ 3 In-Depth Lessons
Covers topics, including: food labels, supplement facts labels, and portion sizes.
✔ 2 Videos; Reading Food Labels and How to Measure Food
✔ Visual Learning Aids, Including Charts and Infographics
✔ 1 End-of-Course Quiz
✔ Certificate of Completion
✔ High-Quality, Digital Course Portal
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