Food As Medicine: Nutrition for Treatment and Risk Reduction



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

Non-Doctoral Health Professional:

  • Non-Members: $45 | ACLM Members: $33.75


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

1.5 CME/CNE/CPE/CE Credits


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
Course Format

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

1.5 hours of CME/CE content

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

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.

 Designation Statement 

Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 credits.

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 05/17/2022 to 05/17/2023. 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 this learning activity: CE-000071-3.
Faculty Disclosures

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.