The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Course 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.

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This program has been approved by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) for 23 PDA points (ACHB #592-005). Recertification category:  BIO (23). Approval dates 04-2-2014 through 04-2-2015.

Acupuncturists in California

This program has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board for 23 Category I CE hours. CPE#0757.

Certified Health Education Specialists

The Food As Medicine program is sponsored by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 23 total Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. (NCHEC Provider Number is SEP4383).

Coaches (ICF)

This program would qualify as Resource Development for International Coach Federation (ICF).

Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers in California (California Board of Behavioral Sciences)

Course meets the qualifications for 23 hours of continuing education credit for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider #PCE418. Approval issued through R. Cassidy Seminars.


This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 23 CPEUs. CPE Level 2. Click here for details.

National Association of Nutrition Professionals

The National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) has approved the Food As Medicine training for a total of 23 Category I credits.


Click here to see ANCC’s website for details about applying the CME credits.

Nurse Practitioners

This program is approved for 23 contact hours of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1403152. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.


Accreditation Statement

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 The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. The University of Minnesota is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. Program provides (23) contact hours. Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other Healthcare Professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Attendance [see Physician approval from the University of Minnesota] 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.

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