Global Nutrition Trends and Health Outcomes

Global Nutrition Trends and Health Outcomes

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 - $37.50
Member - $30

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


Food is no longer just a personal choice. It is a controversial discussion topic that involves the health care sector at its core. Poor diet remains the leading cause of disease and death around the world. Food, along the continuum of its production, marketing, and consumption impacts global health, global economies, and the global environment. Health care providers must know about food trends and research in order to be an active part of the disease solution. This panel will explain current food trends in a global setting and introduce tangible ways for physicians to become public advocates, patient counselors, and personal champions for diet quality.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the changes occurring in food systems and global policies
  • Discuss actionable roles that the health sector can play
  • Recognize the need to develop reference diet for health and environmental sustainability
  • Summarize trends in dietary quality and associated health outcomes around the world
  • Analyze global trends in meat intake, cultural transitions, the 'regenerative agriculture' argument, and 'plant-based meats' and their role


Walter-WillettWalter C. Willett, MD, DrPH | Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Walter Willett is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served as Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard for 25 years. His work has focused on development of methods, using both questionnaire and biochemical approaches, to study the effects of diet on the occurrence of major diseases. He has applied these methods to large cohort studies, including nearly 300,000 men and women, that are providing the most detailed information on the long-term health consequences of diets. Dr. Willett has published over 2,000 articles, primarily on lifestyle risk factors for cardiometabolic disease and cancer, and has written the textbook, Nutritional Epidemiology. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Jessica-FanzoJessica Fanzo, PhD | Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jessica Fanzo, PhD is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics at the Johns Hopkins University in the USA. At Hopkins, she holds appointments in the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She also serves as the interim Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation at SAIS, the Director of Hopkins’ Global Food Policy and Ethics Program, and the Director of Food & Nutrition Security at Hopkins’ Alliance for a Healthier World. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Global Food Security Journal and leads on the development of the Food Systems Dashboard, in collaboration with GAIN. From 2017 to 2021, Fanzo served on the Food Systems Economic Commission, the Global Panel of Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition Foresight 2.0 report, and the EAT-Lancet Commission. She was also the Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Report and Team Leader for the UN High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Systems and Nutrition. Before coming to Hopkins, she has also held positions at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and College of Medicine, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the UN World Food Programme, Bioversity International, and the Millennium Development Goal Centre at the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya. In 2021, she published her first book, Can Fixing Dinner Fix the Planet? and co-wrote Global Food Systems, Diets, and Nutrition: Linking Science, Economics, and Policy. Fanzo holds a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of Arizona and completed a Stephen I. Morse postdoctoral fellowship in immunology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Columbia University.

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.

45 minutes

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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 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 0.75 nursing contact hours

Rush University Medical Center designates this activity for 0.75 CE credits in psychology.

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 0.75 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 0.75 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 0.75 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: 0.75 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit - Global Nutrition Trends and Health Outcomes. 

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.

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

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