Food As Medicine: Nutrition for Prevention and Longevity


  • Non-Members: $120 | ACLM Members: $90

Non-Doctoral Health Professional:

  • Non-Members: $90 | ACLM Members: $67.50


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

3 CME/CNE/CPE/CE Credits


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.
  • Discuss nutrition therapy scope of practice.
  • Review the scientific evidence of popular diets.

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

For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 nursing contact hour(s).    

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.   

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 3.0 CE credits in psychology.   

For Dieticians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3.0 CPEUs.   

 For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 general continuing education credits.    

For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.    

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this 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.   

AAFP Prescribed Credits: 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 credits. Term of Approval is from 03/08/2024 to 03/08/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABLM MOC: The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 3.0 maintenance of certification credits (MOC) for this learning activity.   

For NBC-HWCs: The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 3.0 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CE-000071-2.   

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who has the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity to disclose information about all of their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. Individuals must disclose regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any potential conflicts of interest prior to the start of the activity. All information disclosed must be shared with the participants/learners prior to the start of the educational activity.   

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 director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

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

3 hours of CME/CE content

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, 2023 – March 8, 2026

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends March 8, 2026.