Food as Medicine: Calorie Density - Simple, Powerful Concept

Food as Medicine: Calorie Density - Simple, Powerful Concept

The Food as Medicine: Calorie Density - A Simple, Powerful Concept course expires on August 16, 2023. If you would like to claim any credit for the course—CME or CE— you must do so by August 16, 2023, at 11:59pm PDT.

Prices per Course NOTE: ACLM members receive an exclusive 25% discount on all pricing tiers.

    Non-Members: $50 | ACLM Members: $37.50
Non-Doctoral Health Professional:
    Non-Members: $37.50 | ACLM Members: $25

    Non-Members: $25 | ACLM Members: $18.75

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

Calorie density is a wonderful tool and concept that, when understood, can effectively support weight loss and achieving optimal health. This Food as Medicine session, led by Medical Director of the McDougall Program and Lecturer at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Santa Rosa, Anthony Lim, MD, JD, DipABLM, will define calorie density and demonstrate the benefits of this approach with patients. The session will also cover some of the most common "pitfalls" or mistakes that patients make when it comes to calorie density. Lastly, we will review the application of calorie density principles to daily life for the purpose of achieving weight control and optimal health. After viewing the module presentation, learners should be able to:

  • Apply nutrition therapy principles that address both overall health and healthy weight.
  • Demonstrate application of food as medicine for overall health and healthy weight.
  • Review the concept of calorie density and the benefits of eating a low calorie density diet.
  • Ameliorate common pitfalls that patients fall into when it comes to calorie density.
  • Discuss principles for how to apply calorie density in daily life.
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Course Format
Food as Medicine: Calorie Density - A Simple Yet Powerful Concept consists of one lecture and 1.25 hours of content. 

1.25 hours of CME/CE content

Content is viewed in a digital format. Users are able to click through the interactive modules at their own pace and complete a corresponding quiz. This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

Term of Approval 
August 16, 2021 – August 16, 2023

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends August 16, 2023.

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

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet 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. 

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

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.25 contact hours

Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge based CPE activity for 1.25 contact hours for pharmacists. 

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 enduring material for 1.25 Continuing Education credits. 

Rush University designates this internet enduring material for 1.25 CE credits in psychology. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

The AAFP has reviewed Food as Medicine: Calorie Density- A Simple Yet Powerful Concept and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.25 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 08/17/2022 to 08/17/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 1.25 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CE-000071-4.

Faculty Disclosures 
It is the policy of the Rush University Office of Interprofessional Continuing Education to ensure that its CE activities are independent, free of commercial bias and beyond the control of persons or organizations with an economic interest in influencing the content of CE. Everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic) within the preceding 12 months.

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 and faculty of this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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