Food as Medicine

Course Description

As one of the key pillars of lifestyle medicine, healthful eating has the power to help prevent, treat, and even reverse many chronic diseases. Yet, most clinicians do not receive education on food as medicine. This course will educate and equip clinicians with knowledge of dietary patterns shown to prevent, treat, and reverse diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers as well as prepare them to implement food as medicine at a practical level in patient care. The course will also include nutrition considerations for various lifecycle stages and special populations, nutrition and scope of practice, and pharmaceutical implications in food as medicine practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the overall dietary pattern for disease prevention and longevity.
  • Apply nutrition guidelines for disease treatment and reversal of common chronic diseases.
  • Develop nutrition prescriptions for disease treatment and reversal of common chronic diseases.
  • Demonstrate practical strategies for implementing food as medicine in patient care.

Course Sessions

  • Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity | Available Now!
  • Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction Available Now!
  • Calorie Density: A Simple Yet Powerful Concept | In Development
  • Heart Disease | In Development
  • Diabetes | In Development
  • Cancers | In Development
  • Brain Health | In Development
  • Prepregnancy, Pregnancy and Postpartum | In Development

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Professional Practice & Education Gaps

Clinicians such as physicians and nurses receive little to no nutrition education despite the evidence showing that dietary habits significantly impact chronic disease prevention and progression. Since these clinicians lack nutrition education, they are unable to support patients in effectively making dietary changes. Although some clinicians like registered dietitians receive extensive nutrition education, their education focuses mainly on maintaining overall health, preventing chronic disease, and disease management versus disease treatment and reversal.

Educational Needs

Since dietary choices have such a profound impact on health and disease progression, all health care professionals should possess basic knowledge of utilizing food as medicine in patient care. For clinicians such as registered dietitians who are practicing more advanced nutrition therapy, the ability to apply food as medicine for the treatment and reversal of chronic disease is needed.

Target Audience

Clinicians with an interest in food as medicine:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses and nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Registered dietitians
  • Physical therapists and occupational therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Other allied health professionals working with chronic disease prevention or treatment
  • Certified health coaches
  • Clinicians in training

Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 25% discount on all pricing tiers.

Physician/Doctor:
    Non-Members: $120 | ACLM Members: $90
Non-Doctoral Health Professional:
    Non-Members: $90 | ACLM Members: $67.50
Student/Trainee:

    Non-Members: $60 | ACLM Members: $45

Credits
3 CME/CNE/CPE/CE Credits 
(Full accreditation information listed below)

Description 
Diet has been identified as the single most important risk factor for morbidity and mortality in the United States, yet most health care providers spend relatively few hours learning about nutrition during their formal training. The limited nutrition education that is offered in medical and health professional programs is often primarily didactic and focused on the biochemistry of nutrients and health consequences of deficiency states—content that is of limited use in a clinical setting where the majority of the population faces over-nutrition due to high intake of ultra-processed, calorie-dense, high saturated fat-laden foods. This Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity course is designed to serve as a nutrition educational opportunity that will:  

  • Review the current challenges in nutrition research and the challenges of disseminating accurate nutrition information to the public.
  • Explain national and global nutrition recommendations and basic nutrition principles.
  • Distinguish differences between health-promoting and health-harming foods.
  • Describe the dietary pattern recommended by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine for disease prevention, treatment and reversal.
  • Apply the concept of the dietary spectrum when making nutrition recommendations.
  • Apply nutrition therapy scope of practice.
  • Review the scientific evidence of popular diets.

Sessions and Format
The Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity course is comprised of two parts and consists of three hours of content. Topics include:

Part 1: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity  
Part 2: Popular Diets

Duration 
3 hours of CME/CE content

Specifications 
Content is viewed in a digital format. Users are able to click through the interactive modules at their own pace and complete a corresponding quiz. This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

Term of Approval 
March 8, 2021 – March 8, 2023

Enrollment 
Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends March 8, 2023.

Accreditation Statement 
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support. 

The Commission on Dietetic Registration accepts self-study programs approved through the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3.0 contact hours

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for 3.0 Continuing Education credit(s)

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 3.0 contact hours for pharmacists. 

Rush University designates this internet enduring material for 3.0 CE credits in psychology. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 3.0 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity. 

The AAFP has reviewed Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity and deemed it acceptable for up to 3.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 03/08/2021 to 03/08/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 3.0 continuing education credits for NBC-HWCs upon successful completion of the Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity course.  

Faculty Disclosures 
It is the policy of the Rush University Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA-approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

The course directors, planners and faculty of this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Non member price: 120.00
Member price: 90.00
120.00
You could save: 25.0%
     

 

     

Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 25% discount on all pricing tiers.

Physician/Doctor:
    Non-Members: $60 | ACLM Members: $45
Non-Doctoral Health Professional:
    Non-Members: $45 | ACLM Members: $33.75
Student/Trainee:

    Non-Members: $30 | ACLM Members: $22.50

Credits
1.5 CME/CNE/CPE/CE Credits 
(Full accreditation information listed below)

Description 
This Food as Medicine course session will provide an overview of the scientific evidence on food groups and dietary patterns for treatment and risk reduction of common lifestyle-related conditions, with a focus on cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, cancer prevention, and obesity. The session also includes a brief review of carbohydrates, fats, and protein in relation to chronic disease, as well as a discussion of practical approaches to nutrition counseling.

  • Describe dietary patterns that have been shown to be effective in the treatment and risk reduction of common lifestyle-related chronic diseases 
  • Discuss how diet behaviors impact chronic disease development and progression  
  • Identify ways in which different macronutrient sources may contribute to disease progression or improvement  
  • Explore basic counseling strategies for dietary behavior change 

Sessions and Format
Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction consists of one lecture and 1.5 hours of content. 

Duration 
1.5 hours of CME/CE content

Specifications 
This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this course. 

Term of Approval 
May 17, 2021 – May 17, 2023

Enrollment 
Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends March 8, 2023.

Accreditation Statement 
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. team. 

 Designation Statement 

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support. 

The Commission on Dietetic Registration accepts self-study programs approved through the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.5 contact hours

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for 1.5 Continuing Education credit(s)

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 1.5 contact hours for pharmacists. 

Rush University designates this internet enduring material for 1.5 CE credits in psychology. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.5 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity. 

The AAFP has reviewed Food As Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 05/17/2021 to 05/17/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 1.5 continuing education credits for NBC-HWCs upon successful completion of the Food As Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction Course.  
 

Faculty Disclosures 
It is the policy of the Rush University Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months.

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices: In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA-approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

The course directors, planners and faculty of this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Non member price: 60.00
Member price: 45.00
60.00
You could save: 25.0%