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When the new Nutrition Facts label hits shelves, people will need help from dietitians to decipher several changes. One essential nutrient new to the label is choline. Nine out of 10 Americans do not meet the recommended daily intake for choline, which the Food & Drug Administration recently set at 550 mg/day. Significant research supports the role of choline in promoting health, from early brain development to cognitive wellness for healthy aging. Choline also plays a critical role in healthy liver function. Despite its established benefits, 65% of Americans are not familiar with choline's benefits. Choline is not abundant in everyday foods, so people need help building dietary patterns that include choline-containing foods and supplements. Choline researchers Dr. Steven Zeisel will explore the science base for choline's benefits and the public health need for choline, and Dr. Marie Caudill will present the latest science and recommendations for choline for prenatal health specifically.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 2090, 4120, 4030
- Recognize the role choline plays in supporting positive health outcomes, particularly at important life stages such as pregnancy and early childhood.
- Recommend foods and supplements that can help people boost choline and enhance choline's role in the body to achieve the science-based health benefits, such as cognition and liver function/metabolism, of this essential nutrient.
- Build healthy dietary patterns that can help people meet the FDA-established RDI of 550 mg/day of choline
- Marie Caudill, PhD, RD
- Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD
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