UCLA Health


Personalized Nutrition in Primary Care 2024

presented by UCLA Health

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Notification icon Saturday, April 13, 2024 8 AM - 4 PM America/Los_Angeles

Location Icon Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 757 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, , CA 90095

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For the past 5 years, the goal of this course has been to provide health care professionals in primary care with the latest evidence-based tools and knowledge needed to optimize the care of patients with personalized nutrition. Diet and lifestyle are central to preventing and treating many chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and cancer. Food as medicine, is an underutilized tool that can help treat and prevent serious chronic diseases that impact millions of people nationwide and constitute a large and disproportionate share of health care spending. In addition, we are in a new era where novel anti-obesity medications (AOMs) are transforming the way that we are able to treat our patients with chronic disease. Diet and lifestyle considerations are essential to maximize benefits and prevent complications in relation to these AOMs that have become popular in managing chronic disease. We understand not only that each person’s genes are different and that the metabolism of foods and medications responses are highly variable. This observation has given rise to the concept of personalized nutrition and the development of tools to optimize individual dietary recommendations. “Personalized Nutrition in Primary Care” is a one-day CME course that offers providers of varying backgrounds a chance to understand the growing body of evidence for food as medicine for chronic diseases and can be utilized to formulate personalized nutritional solutions and management options for disease prevention and treatment. Experts in the field will review current evidence and best practices.


This course is designed for physicians, dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers in primary care.


At the completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Integrate modern nutritional concepts into primary care practice to address the global epidemic of obesity and nutrition-related diseases
  • Evaluate food quality using the nutrient-rich density concept
  • Counsel patients on dietary interventions to prevent and treat obesity, fatty liver disease, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes using a personalized approach
  • Utilize nutrition to complement and prevent complications related to current antiobesity medications for management of chronic diseases
  • Develop skills to deliver personalized nutrition recommendations, individualized activity plans and customized programs for patients


The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.

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  • Zhaoping Li

    Course Director

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