Balanced Women’s Health at All Ages with a WFPB Diet

Balanced Women’s Health at All Ages with a WFPB Diet

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 - $50
Member - $40

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


A WFPB dietary approach supports women’s health across the lifespan. Dietary choices impact women’s overall reproductive health as well as hormonally driven conditions such as PMS and PCOS while also impacting the preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum periods. Lifestyle medicine including a WFPB diet also benefits women during the menopausal transition and beyond. Sexual health, bone health, and breast health are also impacted by women’s daily food choices. During this presentation, attendees will hear about recent research that shows how a WFPB diet supports women’s health at all ages.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate how a whole food plant based dietary pattern supports women with PMS and PCOS
  • Discuss strategies to support sexual and breast health with a whole food plant based dietary pattern
  • Identify ways that a whole food plant based dietary pattern impacts women’s health during the menopause transition and beyond


Robynne-ChutkanMichelle L. Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM, FACLM | Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Michelle Tollefson, MD, FACOG, DipABLM, FACLM, is the Secretary of the ACLM Executive Board. She is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Denver, CO, and a Professor in the Health Professions Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver where she created and oversees the Lifestyle Medicine Program and the Wellness Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine Pathway. As an ACLM member for more than a decade, she founded and co-chairs the Women’s Health Member Interest Group as well as the Pre-Professional Lifestyle Medicine Education Member Interest Group. She serves on the ACLM Education and Membership Committees. She received her board certification from the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and a fellowship in Lifestyle Medicine from ACLM. She is the editor-in-chief of Improving Women’s Health Across the Lifespan, an international speaker, women’s health consultant, and leads PAVING the Path to Wellness groups with creator Dr. Beth Frates and Dr. Amy Comander. She is a breast cancer survivor and thriver through the power of lifestyle medicine and enjoys spending time in the Colorado outdoors with her husband and three children.

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

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

This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

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

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends July 1, 2025.

Accreditation Statement
In support of patient care, Rush University Medical Center is 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.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

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

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 nursing contact hours

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 CE credits in psychology.

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 CPEUs.

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 live/internet enduring material/enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, speech pathologists, audiologists, and/or psychologists.

The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 1.00 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: 1.0 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit - Balanced Women’s Health at All Ages with a WFPB Diet. 

Faculty Disclosures
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 directors, planners, faculty, and reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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