American College of Lifestyle Medicine Food as Medicine Course

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.

Course Sessions (as of March 2021, only the first session below was available; all others were in development)

  • Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity
  • Intro to Nutrition for Disease Reversal and Treatment
  • Rethinking Weight Management
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Brain Health
  • Prepregnancy, Pregnancy and Postpartum
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