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DE0310: Diabetes Online CDE: Native-Centered Nutrition Education

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Kibbe Conti
Director: Jan Frederick
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 150)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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Traditional food ways have a long history of importance and use in health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment in AI/AN communities. Nutrition was traditionally learned experientially with stories, and engaging with foods through planting to food preparation to tasting. However, traditional ways are often underestimated as a part of health services. This session will include presentation of a variety of sensory learning methods that engage patients in learning how to:
Identify carbohydrates from non-carbohydrates
Distinguish whole grains from refined grains
Distinguish starchy vegetables from non-starchy vegetables
Increase the variety of fruits and vegetables eaten
Several tested and useful methods to teach patients about achieving nutrition balance, including innovative use of My Native Plate, My Diabetes Plate and other visual tools for diabetes care and self-management education and active learning will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Use visual cues to identify and count carbohydrates on sample plates in order to balance carbohydrates in meals with a variety of non-carbohydrate foods for optimal nutrition.
2.   Interact with clients in multi-sensory learning sessions about food, using teach back methods to identify carbohydrates and demonstrate understanding.
3.   Share one example of how traditional knowledge of foods is similar to our modern understanding of nutrition and one example of how historic food ways offer insight into optimal nutrition that can be applied today.

Speaker / Presenter:

Kibbe Conti — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.