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Understanding Commonly Prescribed Diets

Course Syllabus

This course includes dozens of practical tips to help caregivers with meal planning, shopping, and cooking for their clients.


Choose appropriate foods for various common therapeutic diets.
Develop a weekly meal plan for individual clients based on their diet, food preferences, and general dietary guidelines outlined by the USDA.
Serve appropriate foods in recommended portion sizes for meals and snacks.
Plan and prepare healthy meals within the constraints of a fixed budget.
Use make-ahead foods as a way to serve healthy meals while saving both time and money.

Audio: No
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040301

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-481295; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036