Poor diet quality is the leading risk factor associated with death in the US. Whole food, plant-predominant nutrition has the power to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic illness. Yet, most clinicians do not receive education on food as medicine. This talk will educate, prepare, and enthuse learners to implement food as medicine in their personal lives and clinical practice.
- Describe the overall dietary pattern for disease prevention and longevity.
- Discuss the current challenges in nutrition research and the challenges of disseminating accurate nutrition information to the public.
- Explain national and global nutrition recommendations and basic nutrition principles.
- Distinguish differences between health-promoting and health-harming foods.
- Apply the concept of the nutritional density and dietary spectrum when making nutrition recommendations.
- Explore the benefits of a whole food, plant-based eating pattern beyond human health.