Lifestyle Nutrition


This is a closed course, and registrations are not being accepted.

Course Description

Nutrition plays a vital role in health and wellness. This course will help the learner recognize food's role in lifestyle-related diseases. In lifestyle medicine, the practitioner must move beyond diets and work to change behaviors through medical nutrition counseling. A special focus will be on a nutritional prescription that will inspire clients to change food consumption habits to improve the human experience.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers.


  1. Review current American dietary guidelines and how science-based recommendations are different.
  2. Describe the role and implication of nutrition in common Lifestyle Related diseases and how Lifestyle Medicine can prevent/treat/reverse common chronic diseases affecting the United States.
  3. Cite relevant nutrition studies for nutrition prescriptions.
  4. Summarize the impact of nutrition on sleep and stress, and emotional well-being.
  5. Describe the role of epigenetics and nutrition.
  6. List key macro and micronutrient areas where Americans get too much and or are lacking.
  7. Summarize how the physiology of diabetes is impacted by plant-based nutrition.
  8. Use nutrition in all phases of illness and health.
  9. Make Lifestyle Medicine Nutrition Recommendations.
  10. Coach a person through a nutrition prescription.

Course Author

  • Jonathan Nix, PT, DPT, OCS, RD, CSCS, Center Therapy Director, Concentra

Course Stakeholders

  • Jen Uschold, PT, CFMT, TPS, NBC-HWC, Program Director, Evidence in Motion Lifestyle Medicine Certification Program
  • Sheryl Clark, MBA, Program Curriculum Manager, Evidence In Motion


  1. Current Nutritional Trends in America & Dietary Guidelines (254 minutes)
  2. Nutrition in Disease Prevention (186 minutes)
  3. Nutritional Assessment for the Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Nutritional Prescription & Motivating Dietary Changes (220 minutes)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 11.25 AOA Category 2­B
  • 11.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 11.25 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Evidence in Motion. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 11.25 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This activity has been reviewed and approved for 11.25 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Kyle Butcher - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Orlando Candelaria - Activity Coordinator and Planning Committee Member
  • Sheryl Clark, MBA - Course Author
  • Colleen Louw, PT - Planning Committee Member
  • Jonathan Nix, PT, DPT, OCS, RD, CSCS - Course Stakeholder
  • Jen Uschold, PT, CFMT, TPS, NBC-HWC - Course Stakeholder and Planning Committee Member


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 11.25 AOA Category 2­B
  • 11.25 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 11.25 IBON


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