The Dietary Spectrum: When Food Becomes Medicine

The Dietary Spectrum: When Food Becomes Medicine
Part of LM2021 On Demand: Patient Centered. Value Based. Outcome Driven. Virtual Conference

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 20% discount.

Nonmember - $62.50
Member - $50

1.25 CME/CNE/CE Credits
0 CPE Credits
(Full Accreditation information listed below)


In this panel discussion, clinicians will learn from five boots on the ground clinicians who are effectively implementing a spectrum of nutritional interventions in a variety of patient populations. Find out how these clinicians are leveraging behavior change techniques to empower dietary change in the real world. Learn how providers are addressing and overcoming common barriers for implementing tailored nutrition interventions in a variety of patient populations including the social determinants of health, family dynamics, mental and emotional status, cultural implications, reimbursement issues and more. Each panelist will also share their favorite educational tools and resources that they’ve found to work in their practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the commonalities in the various dietary interventions that LM clinicians use to achieve treatment and potential reversal of common non-communicable chronic diseases
  • Explain the dietary spectrum and the concept of both small dietary changes and drastic dietary changes that can work in practice to achieve an end goal
  • Compare the various techniques and strategies used by the clinicians to achieve dietary behavior change in individuals and groups of patients
  • Summarize how providers are getting reimbursed to deliver these dietary changes in various clinical settings
  • Name the various tools and resources that the clinicians are using in their patient populations


Kayli-AndersonKayli Anderson, MS, RDN, ACSM-EP, DipACLM | Lead Faculty of Food as Medicine Course, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Women's Health Private Practice Dietitian, Kayli Anderson Nutrition

Kayli Anderson has devoted her career to helping people develop a healthy relationship with food and eat in a way that maximizes their physical health, mental wellbeing, and quality of life. Kayli is a registered dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional. She is trained in natural foods cooking, and she earned her M.S. in Nutrition and Physical Performance from Saint Louis University. Kayli has extensive experience in guiding people on their food journey through counseling and mindfulness techniques, cooking instruction, and plant-based nutrition therapy. She has worked in an array of settings with a wide range of populations including competitive athletes, women’s health, chronic disease and weight concerns, residential eating disorder treatment, cooking schools and private chef services, freelance writing and media, healthtech, and with organizations like Full Plate Living, Engine 2 and the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). Currently, she works with women in all stages of life at and runs the women's health site She is the nutrition consultant for The Plantrician Project, author of their Plant-Based Nutrition Quick Start Guide, and a Medical Reviewer for Everyday Health.?Kayli is an active member of ACLM. She is past Chair of the Registered Dietitian Member Interest Group, Secretary of the Women's Health Member Interest Group, and serves as Lead Faculty for the Food as Medicine Course, the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum, and the Lifestyle Medicine Core Competencies Program, and Subject Matter Expert for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine Review Course. Kayli is co-author of two textbooks: The Lifestyle Medicine Handbook and Improving Women's Health Across the Lifespan.? Kayli lives in Colorado where she enjoys playing in the mountains and rivers of her home state, traveling with her husband, and cooking for friends and family.

Anthony-LimCo-Presenter:  Anthony Lim, MD, JD, DipABLM | Medical Director, The McDougall Program

Dr. Lim is the Medical Director of the McDougall Program and a Lecturer at TrueNorth Health Center and Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. Dr. Lim is passionate about educating anyone who is interested about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet and healthy lifestyle in preventing, treating, and reversing chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. He has traveled across the U.S. and worldwide giving lectures on nutrition, lifestyle medicine, and behavioral change. Dr. Lim is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and Boston University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in family medicine as well as lifestyle medicine, and completed his residency training at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency, a UCSF affiliate. He is also a bar-certified attorney in the state of California. Dr. Lim lives in Santa Rosa, California with his wife, Jean, and their two children, Joshua and Julia, who bring them endless joy and laughter. His outside interests include playing out in nature (mountain biking, hiking, backpacking), learning guitar, and continually growing in his Christian faith.

Nicole-FarmerNicole Farmer, MD | Staff Scientist, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Dr. Farmer is an internal medicine physician, and is currently a Staff Scientist within the Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch at the NIH Clinical Center. Dr. Farmer’s research is in three major areas: biopsychosocial outcomes from health behaviors, role of cooking interventions on dietary behaviors and cardiovascular outcomes, and the role of social determinants of health in nutritional disparities. She was named a recipient of the 2020 William G. Coleman Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award from the NIH’s National Institute of Minority and Health Disparity for her work in exploring microbiome-related dietary metabolites in cardiovascular disease health disparities. Prior to her position at NIH, Dr. Farmer was a primary care physician who led cooking demonstration and classes in her clinic for patients as a part of shared medical appointments.

Michelle-HauserMichelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACP, FACLM, DipABLM, Chef | Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Surgery) - General Surgery and, by courtesy, Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine

Michelle Hauser, MD, MS, MPA, FACP, FACLM, DipABLM, Chef, is Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Surgery), General Surgery and, by courtesy, Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. She practices obesity medicine, lifestyle medicine, and internal medicine-primary care at Stanford Health Care, Veterans Affairs (Palo Alto), and San Mateo County Health System, where she also teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. She is also well-known for her work in culinary medicine which is the bridging of nutrition, culinary arts, and behavioral lifestyle change; her Culinary Medicine Curriculum is in used for health professional education and patient care in over 100 countries. In addition to the above, her research interests include food insecurity, healthy lifestyle interventions for underserved patients, obesity, and nutrition.

Jackie-BusseJackie Busse, MD, FAAP | Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Dr. Jackie Busse is a board certified pediatrician and teaches plant-based nutrition for kids and families. Dr. Busse grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She went on to do a pediatric residency and chief residency at Rush University in Chicago. As a founding member of the pediatric working group of the Plantrician Project, she was lead author and editor of the Pediatric Quick Start Guide. She was the pediatric content expert for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program offered through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies. In addition to her full time gerneal pediatrics practice, Dr. Busse teaches a whole-food, plant-based nutrition series for teens and adults as well as a pediatric lifestyle medicine series for younger patients. She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Most importantly, Dr. Busse is Mom to two thriving plant-based kids, now 5 and 7 years old. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, insights and personal experience with the plant-based lifestyle.

Michelle-McMackenMichelle McMacken, MD, FACP, DipABLM | Associate Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Michelle McMacken, MD, FACP, DipABLM is an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. An honors graduate of Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. McMacken practices internal medicine in the Adult Primary Care Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, part of the largest safety-net health care system in the United States. She also directs Bellevue's Adult Weight Management Program and Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Program. Through a 2014 NYU Merrin Fellowship grant, Dr. McMacken studied evidence-based nutrition and developed a nutrition curriculum for her internal medicine faculty colleagues. She has received the faculty ‘Teacher of the Year’ award three times for her work with physician trainees and has presented on nutrition at the American College of Physicians, the American Diabetes Association, and other national academic conferences. Dr. McMacken serves on the board of directors for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is committed to teaching and practicing evidence-based lifestyle as medicine.

LM2021 OnDemand sessions are hosted online via the ACLM Learning Management System and each session consists of a title, description, learning objectives, speaker information, video recording, presentation slides in PDF format, an assessment and survey evaluation.

1 hour 15 minutes

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A score of 80% or higher on the module quiz is required to pass the course.

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Term of Approval
July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2025

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Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.25 CPEUs.

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The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.25 maintenance of certification credits for this learning activity.

The AAFP has reviewed LM2021 On Demand: Patient-Centered. Value Based. Outcome Drive. Virtual Conference and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of Approval is from 07/01/2023 to 07/01/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session: 1.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits - The Dietary Spectrum: When Food Becomes Medicine. 

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