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Nutrition in Public Health, Fourth Edition
Book Edited by
Sari Edelstein PhD, RDN
Study Guide by
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

45 CPEUs
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Book, 487 pgs, and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 36 pgs.
Explores the complex, multifaceted array of programs and services that exist in the United States today that are dedicated to bettering population health through improved nutrition. Examines policies, assessment and intervention methods, special populations, food security, and program management.

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1.1.4, 1.1.6, 1.2.3, 1.2.5, 1.3.1, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.5, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, 2.1.10, 2.3.1, 3.1.7, 3.2.2, 3.3.5, 4.1.1, 4.1.5, 4.2.9, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 5.4.3, 6.1.4, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.8, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 7.2.1, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.8, 7.3.1, 7.3.3, 8.1.1, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.3.7, 8.4.5, 6.4.6, 9.1.3, 9.3.3, 9.5.5, 9.6.1, 10.1.1., 10.1.3, 10.2.2, 10.2.9, 10.3.1, 10.4.5, 10.5.3, 11.1.1, 11.1.3, 11.1.4, 11.2.4, 11.2.5, 11.2.8, 11.2.10, 11.3.1, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.4, 12.2.1, 12.2.3, 12.2.6, 12.2.7, 12.2.8, 12.3.1, 12.3.2, 12.3.3, 12.3.4, 12.3.5, 12.3.8, 12.3.9, 12.4.1, 12.4.2, 12.4.3, 12.5.5, 13.3.4, 14.1.6, 14.2.6, 14.2.7

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C308F 45 CPEUs

Nutrition in Public Health, Fourth Edition
Book Edited by
Sari Edelstein PhD, RDN
Study Guide by
Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP

©2018 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


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Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for Nutrition in Public Health. The program consists of a book of the same title by Sari Edelstein, PhD, RDN and this study guide.
This CPE program is designed to help you gain knowledge and skills that will enable you to play a more decisive and effective role in improving our nation’s health. It is also designed to help you earn 45 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).
To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (80 questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and re-test yourself until you score at least 80% (80 questions) correct.

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Upon completion of this CPE program you will be better able to:

  • Explain how and why nutrition policies, programs, and practices must be evidenced-based;
  • Evaluate the peer-reviewed literature and assess bodies of evidence;
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of various types of study designs;
  • Discuss how to best influence policy;
  • Identify the major federal agencies and how they contribute to the practice of public health nutrition;
  • Describe the steps to follow when conducting a community needs assessment;
  • Compare the types of data that can be collected about a community and how they can best be used;
  • Implement various strategies for planning and evaluating community nutrition services;
  • Assess and effectively respond to factors that increase nutritional risk;
  • Implement short- and long-term intervention strategies for improving dietary behaviors;
  • Provide public health nutrition services that will help ensure adequate nutrition for woman, infants, children and adolescents;
  • Implement public health nutrition programs that prevent disease and promote adult health;
  • Initiate public health programs that address wellness concerns of older adults;
  • Identify barriers to providing nutrition services in primary care and recommend strategies for increasing services;
  • Recognize the consequences of food insecurity and its relationship to hunger and other health issues;
  • Implement strategies that safeguard and secure the food supply;
  • Recognize organisms that may be disseminated by ingestion and foods most at risk for intentional contamination;
  • Specify major components in an effective grant application;
  • Identify major sources for funding public health initiatives;
  • Increase effectiveness in staffing, managing, and leading public health nutrition personnel;
  • Distinguish between the characteristics of managers and leaders;
  • Leverage nutrition education through the public health team;
  • Use networks, alliances and coalitions to enhance professional effectiveness;
  • Develop marketing skills to more effectively promote nutrition programs and services;
  • Recognize how a multidisciplinary approach can enhance public health nutrition efforts.


  1. Applying Nutrition to the Public Health
  2. Nutritional Epidemiology: An Introduction
  3. Creating Public Policy and Advocating for Nutrition Policies
  4. Role of the Federal Agencies in Public Health Nutrition
  5. Community Needs Assessment
  6. Planning and Evaluating Nutrition Services for the Community
  7. Serving Those at Highest Nutritional Risk
  8. Intervening to Change the Public's Eating Behavior
  9. Growing a Healthier Nation: Maternal, Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition with an Emphasis on Childhood Overweight
  10. Importance of Public Health Nutrition Programs in Preventing Disease and Promoting Adult Health
  11. Promoting Older Adult Nutrition
  12. Providing Nutrition Services in Public Health Primary Care
  13. Food Security and Adequate Food Access for the Public
  14. Safeguarding and Securing the Food Supply
  15. Grant Writing in Public Health Nutrition
  16. Staffing, Managing and Leading Public Health Nutrition Personnel
  17. Leveraging Nutrition Education Through the Public Health Team
  18. Networking for Nutrition and Earning Administrative Support
  19. Marketing Nutrition Programs and Services
  20. Striving for Excellence and Envisioning the Future

    Appendix A: Helpful Nutrition Web Sites
    Appendix B: State Health Department Web Sites
    Appendix C: Comprehensive Case Study
    Appendix D: List of Abbreviations


Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN is the lead dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a best-selling author, an experienced presenter, and an award-winning dietitian. Kristin has been seen on both local and national shows such as the TODAY show, NBC Nightly News and the Dr. Oz show, and has contributed to several national newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Runners World, Oprah, Martha Stewart Living, Food Network, Costco Connection, Self and Womens Health. The Huffington Post named Kristin “one of 35 diet and nutrition experts you need to follow on twitter.” Kristin’s show “The New Rules of Food” began to air nationally on PBS in December, 2017.
Kristin’s career began in Washington, D.C. where she assisted in lobbying efforts for Medical Nutrition Therapy reform on behalf of the American Dietetic Association Policy and Advocacy group. She then went on to become the Regional Coordinator of the Montgomery County, Maryland Hearts N Parks program. During her time with Hearts N Parks, she designed, implemented and measured health promotion programs within the Washington, D.C. metro area. Kristin then returned to Ohio to work for the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Genetics. She eventually became the lead dietitian in the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.
Kristin is a sought after national speaker on a variety of nutrition and wellness related topics. In addition, Kirkpatrick writes for TODAY.com, the Huffington Post, US News and World Report and is a featured expert on Cleveland Clinic's Health Essentials. Kristin also serves on Dr. Oz’s Medical Advisory Board as well as the Advisory Board for Lose it! In January 2017, Kristin published her first book, Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic-Fatty Liver Disease.
Kristin has over 17 years of experience in the health management area, holds a MS in Health Promotion Management from American University in Washington, D.C., and a BA in Political Science from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is licensed as a Registered Dietitian in the state of Ohio. In May 2012, Kristin received the Ohio Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the year award and, in 2013, received alumni of the year her high school, Gilmour Academy.
In her free time, Kristin enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her husband Andy, her two sons Jake and Boden and their goats and dogs in their home outside of Cleveland.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.


Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this CPE program.

Carol E. O’Neil, PhD, MPH, RD, LDN
Class of 1941 Alumni Professor
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Barbara B. Klick, MPH, RDN, CSOWM
Bariatric Program Manager
University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH

Patti Welch, MPH, RDN, LD, CNSC
Social and Behavior Change Consultant
Populations Services International (PSI)
Washington, DC

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