What you'll learn

  • Identify the most recent general nutrition guidelines and the current status of their implementation in the US population.

  • Recognize specific nutrition recommendations for the prevention and management of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular/renal disease.

  • Describe current controversies around commonly recommended meal plans along with their scientific support or lack thereof.

  • Design practical approaches for clinical practice settings to assess patients’ nutritional habits and provide meaningful interventions.

  • Recognize challenges and opportunities to implement nutritional recommendations in underserved communities.

  • Incorporate effective communication skills in nutrition counseling taking into consideration the diversity of cultural significance and attitudes regarding food.

Course description

This is an accredited, livestreamed course offered by Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Specialty Physicians and Dieticians.

Select the Take Course button to view additional information on the course registration page.

Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions.

*Register before February 10 to receive the discounted price.

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