Asthma and Nutrition Training Module

An Asthma and Nutrition training module was developed by the University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center. The course is designed to provide participants information on asthma and nutrition that may be used in assessing and counseling clients. It was designed for Florida WIC nutritionists and Nutrition Educators but is appropriate for other nutrition professionals who work with children with asthma.


By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and dispel common myths about asthma and nutrition
  2. Identify common medications prescribed to children with asthma and drug nutrient interactions for each
  3. State three hypotheses for why overweight/obesity may worsen asthma
  4. Relate asthma and nutrition information to WIC clients using VENA

Target Audience

Registered Dietitians, Licensed Dietitians/Nutritionists, and Dietetics Technicians Registered (DTR) may complete the training for continuing professional education credit (1 CPEU). This self-study module has been approved for 1 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Course Test for Continuing Education

Asthma and Nutrition test contains 10 questions. Learners must answer at least 80% correctly to pass the test. You will get a certificate to indicate that you passed the test.

Technical information

This module is in a PowerPoint format with audio capture. Begin the slide show and click on the “Sound” icon on the first slide to begin the audio. You may also print out the slides and Notes pages view to follow along. Once the module is completed, please print out the 10 question test. Circle the correct answers and either email the test to¬†or fax to (352) 392-4450 attention Ellen Bowser.

Questions? Need more information about the training module?

Contact: Ellen Bowser, MS,RD, LD/N at or (352) 273-8381