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The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease
Book and Study Guide by Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES
Study Guide Edited  by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

28 CPEUs

Book, 245 pgs and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 26 pgs.
Using the most current evidence-based guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and available research, this comprehensive CPE program addresses:

  • Thyroid function, weight regulation, and the role of iodine.
  • Energy and nutrient requirements in thyroid disease.
  • Diagnosis, medical management, and applying the nutrition care process to provide patient-centered nutrition care of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer.
  • Additional interventions, including alternative treatments

Working with special populations, related conditions and issues, and prevention strategies
Useful appendix materials include sample food plans, low iodine diet guidelines, list of goitrogens, monitoring recommendations, suggested resources, and much more.

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The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease
Book and Study Guide by Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES
Study Guide Edited  by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

© 2021 Wolf Rinke Associates. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.



Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE program for The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease. The program consists of a book and study guide of the same title by Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES. This CPE program is designed to help you demonstrate your practical and clinical knowledge while working with patients with thyroid disease. It is also designed to help you earn 28 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 of 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% (40 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% (40 questions) correct.

After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) that must be completed by all credentialed practitioners per CDR and:
Submit them online at www.easyCPEcredits.com ,
Or fax them to (410) 531-9282,
Or mail them to Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form and the CTT, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 3-5 business days.

NOTE: Per CDR we are NOT able to send you a Certificate of Completion unless we receive your completed CTT.

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

  • Discuss an overview of the thyroid gland and its functions as relevant to dietetics practice;
  • Assess laboratory values related to thyroid management and optimization;
  • Apply findings from recent research when counseling clients about prevention and treatment of thyroid conditions and related comorbidities;
  • Communicate potential health benefits of various foods and dietary patterns in the management of thyroid diseases and dispel myths regarding unhealthy practices;
  • Assess common signs and symptoms of thyroid conditions;
  • Propose strategies for weight management considering hormonal implications;
  • Pinpoint potential areas of difficulty in meeting nutrition- and weight-related goals in the setting of untreated or under-treated thyroid disease;
  • Demonstrate awareness of common food sensitivities and their potential role in thyroid management;
  • Assist patients in meeting recommended intakes for calories, protein, iodine, and other key nutrients related to thyroid disease;
  • Identify potential deficiencies and excesses of iodine in the diets of patients with thyroid disease;
  • Address iodine supplementation practices and explain the rationale for need or contraindication;
  • Discuss goitrogen sources and recommendations for their consumption within the context of various thyroid conditions;
  • Communicate available thyroid medication options and the importance of timing, administration, food/supplement interactions, and contraindications related to their use;
  • Assist patients in the transition from hyperthyroidism to hypothyroidism, following treatment for hyperthyroidism, and how to plan for needed lifestyle and dietary adjustments related to this change;
  • Plan for pre-and post-treatment dietary interventions for patients requiring thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine administration;
  • Assess the use of alternative therapies for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer and their appropriateness within the scope of dietetics practice and American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines;
  • Recommend additional dietary and lifestyle interventions for comorbid conditions associated with thyroid disease, such as PCOS;
  • Identify scenarios where a physician or specialist should be sought for referral or follow-up.


SECTION 1: Introduction to Thyroid Disorders

Chapter 1: Overview of the Thyroid and Its Function
Chapter 2: Thyroid and Weight Regulation
Chapter 3: Energy and Nutrient Requirements in Thyroid Disease
Chapter 4 Iodine and Its Role in Thyroid Management
SECTION 2: Hypothyroidism
Chapter 5: Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Etiology of Hypothyroidism
Chapter 6: Medical Management of Hypothyroidism
Chapter 7: Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Recommendations for Hypothyroidism
Chapter 8: Alternative Treatments for Hypothyroidism
SECTION 3: Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 9: Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Etiology of Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 10: Medical Management of Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 11: Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Recommendations for Hyperthyroidism
Chapter 12: Alternative Treatments for Hyperthyroidism
SECTION 4: Thyroid Cancer
Chapter 13: Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Etiology of Thyroid Cancer
Chapter 14 Medical Management of Thyroid Cancer
Chapter 15 Medical Nutrition Therapy and Nutrition Recommendations for Thyroid Cancer
Chapter 16 Alternative Treatments for Thyroid Cancer
SECTION 5: Additional Information for Health Professionals Working with Thyroid Patients
Chapter 17: Special Populations: Prepregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum/Lactation, Elderly, and Pediatric
Chapter 18: Managing Additional Concerns and Conditions
Chapter 19: Prevention of Thyroid Conditions
Appendix A: Web, Print, and Other Resources
Appendix B: Drugs, Foods, Supplements, and Conditions Affecting Thyroid Medication Absorption and Thyroid Function Tests
Appendix C: Goitrogens
Appendix D: Low-Iodine Diet
Appendix E: Sample Food Plans (Low-Glycemic, Gluten-Free, Anti-Inflamatory, Autoimmune Paleo
Appendix F: Self-Check of the Neck
Appendix G: Quick Guide to Follow-Up Cadence and Monitoring Recommendations


Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, with a focus on the management of thyroid conditions. She received her BS at the University of California, Berkeley, an MS at New York University, and completed her dietetic internship at the James J Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. As a thyroid cancer survivor, Anziani’s passion and mission are to make nutrition care information for thyroid conditions easily accessible to practitioners and patients. She is the author of The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease; the first RD peer-reviewed, American Thyroid Association physician-reviewed, and evidence-based practice guidebook to instruct dietitians and allied healthcare professionals on MNT for thyroid disease, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 2020. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Board of the American College of Thyroidology. You can find her on Instagram as @thyroidnutritionist, creating free thyroid- and nutrition-related content for patients.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.

Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an 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).

Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.

Dr. Rinke 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.
His popular CPE programs available at www.easyCPEcredits.com include:

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

Gabrielle Kemble, RD, CDCES
Clinical Manager, Cecelia Health
Bremerton, WA

Nicole German Morgan, RDN, LD, CLT
Nicole Nutrition, LLC dba Thyroid Dietitian
Bradenton, FL

Dr. Jaime Schehr, ND, RD, CDN
Founder of Schehr Nutrition, xFitLab
West Harrison, NY

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