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Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child's Health at Risk and What You Can Do
By Michael I. Goran, PhD, and Emily E. Ventura, PhD, MPH
Study Guide by Anne Coltman, MS, RD, CNSC, FAND, CLSSBB
Edited by Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

18 CPEUs


Course Expires: 5/31/2024

(Book, 354 pgs & Study Guide) This CPE program is designed to help clinicians understand the impact of a high-sugar diet on children and provide recommendations to clients to improve overall diet and health quality.

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Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do
Written by Karen M. Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RDN
Edited by Mary Ann Cockram, MS, RD, and Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN

© 2023 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 Sugarproof: The Hidden Dangers of Sugar That Are Putting Your Child’s Health at Risk and What You Can Do. The program consists of a book of the same title by Michael I. Goran and Emily E. Ventura and this study guide. This CPE program is designed to help you understand the impact of a high-sugar diet on children and provide recommendations to clients to improve overall diet and health quality. It is also designed to help you earn 18 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% correct, you have completed the program and are ready to claim your CPE credit. 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% correct.

After you have successfully completed the program by scoring at least 80% correct, follow these instructions to claim your CPE credit:

Fill out 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.

If you would like to submit your completion via fax or mail, please transfer your test answers and fully complete the CPE Reporting Form and:

  • fax to (410) 531-9282, or
  • mail to Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481

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

When you submit your CPE Reporting Form to us via fax or mail, be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your email address.

To ensure that our emails are delivered to your inbox (instead of your junk/spam folders), please add cpesupport@wolfrinke.com to your Address Book or Safe List of allowed email senders. Also, be sure to allow attachments from this email address.


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

  • Describe the chemical composition of various sugars;
  • Apply an understanding of fructose concentration of sweeteners to meal selections;
  • Communicate alternative names for sugars and describe the general glycemic impact of each;
  • Pinpoint the relationship between sugar consumption and health outcomes;
  • Assist clients in selecting meal options to minimize the effects of a high-sugar diet on their
  • Evaluate a client's diet and other risk factors for the development of chronic disease;
  • Assess the overall added sugar intake of a diet;
  • Suggest strategies to help improve compliance with a low-sugar diet for children; and
  • Recommend meal selections to minimize negative effects of excess sugar consumption.


Anne Coltman, MS, RDN, LDN, CNSC, FAND, CLSSB, is a Senior General Manager for Trinity Health at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, and her dietetic internship at Rush University in Chicago, IL. Anne has previous experience as a nutrition support dietitian in surgical critical care, as well as a faculty member, specializing in nutrition screening, assessment, and physical exam in gastrointestinal, surgical, and critical care nutrition.

Within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Anne has held numerous leadership roles, including serving as a co-chair on the EAL Malnutrition in Older Adults Workgroup, a member of Clinical Nutrition Manager NCP Toolkit Taskforce, and is on the Board of Editors for the Nutrition Care Manual. She has also served as the Young Practitioner for the Council on Future Practice, a member of the Quality Leader Alliance, and the Secretary for the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with previous service as a workgroup member for the Evidence Analysis Library Adult Nutrition Screening Workgroup. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for both the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition as well as an item writer and reviewer for the Dietetic Technician Examination and received a certificate of completion for participating in an item writer training program sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). She has provided numerous presentations at national, state, and local conferences along with many peer-reviewed publications and abstracts.


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 completed a CPE item writing 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 has served in numerous leadership roles at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Chair of the Scholarship Committee for Dietitians in Business and Communications; Chair of the Communication Committee, Honors Committee, and Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force for the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Chair of the Area Coordinating Committee and Chair for the Code of Ethics; Member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Member of the House of Delegates; and Member of the Board of Directors.

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:

  • Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life
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  • The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness
  • Manage Electronic and Traditional Meetings and Correspondence More Effectively
  • Delegation and Coaching: High Impact Strategies for Doing More with Less
  • High Impact Strategies for Achieving Peak Team Performance
  • Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life
  • Goals—Your Road Map to Success
  • Manage Your Energy: Get More Done and Have More Fun
  • Contrarian Leadership: 21 Strategies to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness


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

Susan Martin Gould, PhD, RDN
Associate Professor, Emeritus
University of Northern Colorado
Greely, CO

Valerie Kommer, MS, RDN, LDN
Patient Services Manager
MacNeal Hospital
Berwyn, IL

Sarah Peterson, PhD, RDN, LDN
Assistant Professor
Rush University
Chicago, IL

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