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Introduction to Food and Health

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the fundamental principles of nutrition
2. Conduct a motivational interview and nutritional assessment in a primary care setting using evidence-based techniques and tools
3. Formulate a strategy based on a nutritional assessment to improve their health and their patients' health
4. Guide patients and themselves through iterative, targeted goals to improve nutrition and health outcomes
5. Provide patients with skills-based learning resources to support their achievement of targeted nutrition goals
2.5 Credits CME

We find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity and diabetes. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative educational strategies for physicians and the general public. Physicians who eat a healthy, balanced diet and who understand what that entails are more effective at counseling their patients to improve their health behaviors.

This CME activity provides a practical approach to supporting healthy eating for a variety of medical needs. Through the use of didactic videos, animated cases, and interactive activities course participants will gain proficiency in recommending well-established nutritional practices and assessing barriers to healthy eating for patients and physicians alike. By evaluating personal eating behaviors and barriers to healthy eating, physicians will emerge from the course better equipped to support sustainable positive change in their patients' food choices while simultaneously having an opportunity to embark on optimizing their own nutritional health.

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Accreditation: The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Financial Support Disclosure: The Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.

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