As the experts on food and nutrition, how do we respond to questions about hot nutrition topics where the evidence is still emerging and may be controversial? How do we increase consumer trust in our recommendations? After this lecture, you will understand a process for conducting a rapid and systematic review of the current evidence on an emerging nutrition topic. You will also learn about a tool to assist you in clearly communicating the certainty, or uncertainty, of the evidence to patients, clients, and the public to increase transparency about the evidence used to inform decisions.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making
- 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
- 9.3.1 Critically reviews and selects materials from credible sources to support the development of diet and nutrition education resources.
- Describe a process for rapid systematic review of existing evidence on a controversial or emerging nutrition topic that could be adapted to answer consumer questions and improve evidence-informed practice
- Access a publicly available online resource designed for patients, clients, and participants that summarizes the most recent evidence on emerging nutrition topics that can be used in practice
- Access a publicly available online resource designed for patients, clients, and participants that provides a tool for communication of certainty of evidence on emerging nutrition topics to improve transparency
- Laura K. Barre, MD, RD
- Patricia A. Cassano, PhD, MPH