The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Food As Medicine

Food As Medicine

September 17 – 21, 2014
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Stockbridge, MA

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This universally acclaimed professional training program provides health professionals with the foundation they need to effectively integrate nutrition into clinical practice—and their own lives. Food as Medicine’s remarkable faculty includes the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs.

Participants will leave grounded in the fundamentals of sound nutrition, knowledgeable about cutting-edge research, and prepared to confidently and compassionately guide their patients toward practical life-giving healthy nutrition.

Delicious, whole-foods meals are served during the training along with lively food demos that further inspire a meaningful nutritional transformation.

“I learned more in 4 days here about nutrition and how it impacts health
than I had learned in 7 years of training.”

Karla A. Hirshorn, MD, Laurens Family Practice, Laurens, SC

  • Core Imbalances: Root of Disease & Opportunity to Heal
  • Nutrition in Practice: Case Studies & Clinical Pearls
  • Macronutrients, Micronutrients & Phytonutrients
  • Digestive Healing: A Holistic Approach
  • Cutting Edge Laboratory Assessment
  • Condition Specific Nutrition Therapy
  • Detoxification: Mind, Body & Spirit
  • Evolution of the Human Diet
  • Women’s Health & Prenatal Care
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Mindful Eating
  • The Art of Self-Care
  • Nutrition & Community Action
  • Rx in the Kitchen: Cooking for Health
  • Hands-on Cooking Demonstrations
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Outline and critically evaluate current models of nutritional therapy.
  2. Use a scientifically-based approach to nutrition in treating patients.
  3. Recognize options for integrating nutritional therapies into a comprehensive clinical practice.
  4. Assess the nutritional status of patients; to propose individualized diets; and to identify and support the psychological needs of patients changing their diets.
  5. Answer their patients’ questions about nutrition.
  6. Discuss how environmental issues impact food safety and public health.
  7. Identify ways to effectively disseminate nutrition information in community
  8. Explain to patients the practical information about food and cooking required to eat a healthy diet.

For CEU credits provided by Kripalu go to this link

CME credits – provided by CMBM for $85 fee

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Minnesota and Center for Mind-Body Medicine. The University of Minnesota is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program

Other Healthcare Professionals Statement
Other Healthcare Professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Who Should Attend?
  • MDs, DOs, NDs & DCs
  • RD’s, Nutritionists & CHHC’s
  • Medical, Nursing & Nutrition School Faculty
  • Medical, Health & Public Health Students
  • Clinical Faculty in Residency Programs
  • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Community Health Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Acupuncturists
  • Other Health Professionals

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