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Unraveling the Fiber Mystery | Food arranged on a chalk board around the drawing of intestines.

Unraveling the Fiber Mystery

This session provides an exploration of dietary fiber, delving into its intricate role within the body and gut.

Member Price $24.00

Nonmember Price $54.00


This webinar was presented live on April 11, 2024. The CPE associated with this activity expires on April 11, 2027.

Join us for an exploration of dietary fiber, delving into its intricate role within the body and gut. We'll dissect the characteristics that define fiber's functionality in digestion, spanning various fiber types and their specific applications. Learn strategies on selecting and timing the use of diverse fiber sources—both dietary and supplemental—to effectively address digestive concerns. This informative session will feature case studies, practical applications and handy cheat sheets to empower your practice.

This product is free for members of the Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy DPG.

CPE Level: 1
CPEU: 1.0 (valid until April 11, 2027)

Performance Indicators:

  • 10.3.4 Selects interventions intended to resolve or improve nutrition diagnoses.
  • 10.3.8 Initiates or modifies orders for therapeutic diets and dietary and oral supplements based on PES statements.
  • 10.4.1 Identifies classifications of nutraceutical pharmacological agents and the action on the body.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and understand the 3 main characteristics of fiber.
  • Discuss the role of fiber in aiding laxation.
  • Identify the best dietary choices for alleviating constipation.


Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN

Nancee Jaffe is the lead dietitian for the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. Nancee was recruited in 2012 to help develop a comprehensive GI Nutrition Program to enhance care for patients with specific nutritional issues and to provide ongoing nutritional education to UCLA GI fellows, gastroenterologists, and other health care professionals. The GI Nutrition Program is now an integral part of the division's Integrative Digestive Health and Wellness Program. Nancee spearheaded an effort to formalize a GI-specific dietitian group housed jointly under the American Gastroenterological Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which became official in 2020. Nancee graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, where she earned her masters of science in nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was mentored by Dr. Lin Chang.

Release Date: April 11, 2024


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