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What is this course about?
With growing concerns around the environment and climate change, the role that health practitioners can play in promoting a more sustainable food system is as important as ever. Numerous reports indicate that how we currently grow, produce and waste food are contributing factors to the environmental crisis, but may also be part of the solution. Issues of sustainability also have human health implications, often disproportionately affecting marginalized communities, making healthcare providers perfectly positioned to be an integral part of the conversation. This presentation will outline impacts of our current food system on the environment from production to consumption and provide realistic ways practitioners can advocate for a more sustainable food system that supports human and planetary health.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation.
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 27, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website, www.meded.uci.edu/cme, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at https://www.aihm.org/contact/. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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By the end of the course, learners will be able to...
- Identify three ways the current industrial food and agricultural system negatively impact the environment and contribute to climate change.
- Describe three ways that a more sustainable food system can better support both planetary and human health, support environmental justice and help to mitigate climate change.
- Implement three sustainability strategies to help institutions/organizations or individuals reduce their carbon footprint or “foodprint" and support human health.
What's included in this course?
This course includes the following:
Certificate of Completion
Meet Your Faculty
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, CD is an Integrative and Functional Eco-Dietitian who holds a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she has been adjunct faculty since 2015 teaching in the Nutrition, Naturopathic and East Asian Studies Programs. She has been in clinical practice for 12 years in private practice, as a supervisor at Bastyr's Teaching Clinic and with the wellness company, Arivale, where she helped to train fellow coaches and provided nutrition and lifestyle counseling using a personalized medicine approach that took into account nutritional genetics, blood analyte biomarkers, microbiome and salivary cortisol. She currently is on the team at Big Bold Health, a platform connecting planetary and human immune health led by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, known as the father of functional medicine.
Big Bold Health (Consultant), Orgain (Independent Contractor), Forager Project (Honorarium Recipient). All disclosures were mitigated prior to the activity.
This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.