Accreditation statements for Food as Medicine 2019

Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: This activity is approved for 7 contact hours.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 7 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • Explain plant-based nutrition and its general benefits

  • Outline ways to provide yourself and others with health benefits and disease protection through nutrition

  • Discuss kidney disease and the effect of plant-based nutrition on kidney function

  • Identify food addiction, emotional eating and illustrate methods of treatment

  • Describe the benefits of plant-based nutrition in cardiovascular disease

  • List ways to employ nutrition as a tool in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus