Food as Medicine: Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Food as Medicine: Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Food as Medicine: Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Prices per Course:
ACLM members receive an exclusive 25% discount on all pricing tiers.
    Non-Members: $120 | ACLM Members: $90
Non-Doctoral Health Professional:
    Non-Members: $90 | ACLM Members: $67.50
    Non-Members: $60 | ACLM Members: $45

Credits: 3 CME/CE Credits 

Additional Course Details, CME/CE Accreditation, Designation and Disclosure Statements

Although nutrition plays a significant role in maternal and fetal health before and throughout pregnancy, its role is often marginalized. This course will explore the importance of nutrition in preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum health for the mother, child, and family. Participants will understand how nutrition may be linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, low birth weight and preterm deliveries. The link between nutrition and developmental origins of health and disease will also be discussed. Clinical tools and resources will be shared to assist participants with supporting patients to improve their nutrition status prior to conception, throughout pregnancy, and postpartum.

    Module Topics & Learning Objectives:
    Preconception Nutrition 
    Learning Objectives (1 hour): 

    • Review the role of current preconception nutrition in health care   
    • Discuss the evidence-based need for preconception nutrition   
    • Discuss preconception nutrition guidelines    
    • Demonstrate application of food as medicine during preconception

    Pregnancy & Nutrition Learning Objectives (1 hour): 

    • Review the role of pregnancy nutrition currently in the healthcare system 
    • Review the evidence for a focus on nutrition in pregnancy 
    • Describe the current nutritional status of pregnant women   
    • Review nutrition guidelines for pregnancy 

    Postpartum Nutrition Learning Objectives (1 hour): 

    • Discuss postpartum nutritional needs and barriers to optimal postpartum nutrition  
    • Review the limited published recommendations for postpartum nutrition  
    • Discuss infant nutrition recommendations and the role of maternal nutrition during lactation  
    • Examine the potential benefits of a healthy postpartum dietary pattern  
    • Review how postpartum nutrition can be used to address women with a history of adverse pregnancy outcomes  
    •  Compile recommendations for postpartum dietary choices 

    Course Format: This course consists of 3 presentations

    Duration: 3 hours of CME/CE content

    Specifications: This course can be viewed on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required for this course

    Term of Approval: April 11, 2022 – April 11, 2025

    Enrollment: Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends April 11, 2025.

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