CPE Quiz: September/October 2016

Continuing Professional Education quizzes offer dietetics professionals the opportunity to earn CPE credit. Food & Nutrition offers 2.0 CPE hours via a self study (not professional reading) for completing the entire issue. Quiz questions reflect a series of articles, not a single article.

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Below are links to Food & Nutrition CPE quizzes. All questions are multiple choice and include an answer key.

  1. Enter your name and CDR registration number.
  2. Answer all of the quiz questions.
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  4. Press the SUBMIT button.
  5. From the confirmation page, you may choose to download a Certificate of Completion or email yourself a link to the certificate. Click one of the links — either to download or to email certificate:
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    • Email: this will open your computer's default email program with a populated message that includes a link to download the certificate. Be sure to change the email recipient "To:" field to your email address.
  6. Print and fill out the certificate for your records. Retain a copy for your portfolio and licensure needs. Food & Nutrition will have your participation on file for seven (7) years.
  7. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) will need to manually log this activity in the Step 4 CPE Activity Log. It is up to the practitioner to determine which learning needs code is most appropriate for his or her portfolio.

Release Date   8/26/2016
Quiz Expiration Date 8/26/2019
Estimated time to complete activity    2.0 hrs
Quiz CPE credits 2.0 hrs


Educational Objectives

This CPE quiz covers the following articles:

  • Low-FODMAP Diet
  • Metabolic Syndrome: A Constellation of Risks to the Heart and Beyond
  • Supplement Series: Supplementing for Cancer
  • Crazy for Crucifers
  • The Power of Yoga
  • Virtual Reality
  • Cyber Security

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain how the practice of yoga relates to food and nutrition choices.
  • Summarize the nutritional therapy of FODMAPs and how it may help people with IBS.
  • Detail the cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors related to metabolic syndrome.
  • Describe how virtual reality works.
  • List at least three strategies for shoring up mobile security.
  • Provide an example of a supplement that scientific research shows may be beneficial in helping to manage side effects of cancer treatment.
  • Name a cruciferous vegetable and and summarize its culinary or nutritional attributes.


CDR Registration Number

1. Included among the parameters used to diagnose metabolic syndrome among Americans is:

A. A fasting blood sugar of 150/mg/dL or more
B. HDL cholesterol of less than 30 mg/dL in men and less than 40 mg/dL in women
C. High blood triglycerides of 190 mg/dL or more
D. Elevated waist circumference of at least 40 inches in men and at least 35 inches for women
E. All of the above

2. All of these are recommended cyber-security strategies except for:

A. Installing updates
B. Disabling geotagging and locators
C. Turning on network discovery options
D. Scrubbing social media profiles

3. Soy is confusing when it comes to FODMAPS. For example, silken tofu is considered to be _______ in FODMAPs, while firm tofu is ______ in FODMAPs.

A. High, low
B. Low, high

4. Certain minerals have been shown to reduce side effects of cancer treatment. This particular mineral has been used to relieve bone pain associated with prostate and breast cancers.

A. Strontium
B. Copper
C. Potassium
D. Glutamine

5. This cruciferous vegetable has a mild-tasting white flesh with edible greens, and is popular in Germany and India, where it is a common ingredient in curries.

A. Rutabaga
B. Rapini
C. Bok choy
D. Kohlrabi

6. This is a newer form of video offering a 360 degree immersive experience that allows viewers to see everything around them, as if they were right there themselves.

A. Experiential video
B. Virtual reality video
C. Simulation video
D. Stop motion video

7. True or False? Regular physical activity, even independent of weight loss, helps reduce metabolic syndrome and associated conditions.

A. True
B. False

8. FODMAPs is an acronym for:

A. Fructose, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, mono-unsaturated fat and polyphenols
B. Fructose, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, maltose and polyols
C. Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols
D. Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, maltose and galactose

9. A resource for free health-related photographs is:

A. Getty Images
B. National Agricultural Library
C. Shutterstock
D. Fellow RDN sites

10. Dietary choices are a way to uphold the responsibilities of ________, a concept of non-harming contained in The Yoga Sutras, which outlines fundamental principles of yoga, including self-conduct and ethics.

A. Vinyasa
B. Ashtango
C. Hatha
D. Ahisma




2. C
3. A
4. A
5. D
6. B
7. A - TRUE
8. C
9. B
10. D