American Society For Nutrition

ASN-AAFP Webinars

ASN-AAFP Webinars

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

ASN, the authoritative voice in nutrition research and practice, partnered with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to present a series of three webinars: Nutrition and Weight Management, Nutrition and Heart Disease, and Nutrition and Digestive Health. Participants earned up to 6 Prescribed CME credits or 3 AMA PRA Category 1 credits, and registration and CME processing were free!

This webinar series was supported by an educational grant from the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. 

Family physicians and their practice teams play a vital role in encouraging patients to lead healthy lives through physical activity, nutrition and emotional well-being. Through this webinar series, family physicians and nutrition researchers will present evidence-based guidelines and practical approaches to integrating nutrition science into family medicine offices.

Nutrition and Weight Management.This webinar was recorded April 15, 2010 from a live event offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society for Nutrition. Presented by Michelle May, MD, FAAFP and David Heber, MD, PhD. It focuses on understanding why people overeat and how to help guide your patient through the process of loosing weight and keeping it off, using nutrition. The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Below are additional resources relating to this webinar:

Nutrition and Heart Disease. This webinar was recorded May 4, 2010 from a live event offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society for Nutrition. It was presented by Anthony Beutler, MD, FAAFP and William E. Lands, PhD. It focuses on helping patients make small, evidence-based dietary changes to reduce their risk of heart disease as well as the correlation between diet and heart disease. The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.Below are additional resources relating to this webinar:
  • Harris, Willaim S., et al. “Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease. A science advisory from the American Heart Association Nutrition Subcommittee on Cardiovascular Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.” Circulation, The Journal of the American Heart Association, 113:898-918, 2006. http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/123861797727510%20CIRCULATIONAHA.108.191627v1%20%28omega-6%29.pdf
  • Klein, Samuel. “Waist circumference and cardiometabolic risk: a consensus statement from Shaping America's Health: Association for Weight Management and Obesity Prevention; NAASO, The Obesity Society; the American Society for Nutrition; and the American Diabetes Association.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 85, No. 5, 1197-1202, May 2007. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/85/5/1197
  • Poirier, Paul, MD, PhD, et al. “Obesity and cardiovascular disease: pathophysiology, evaluation, and effect of weight loss. An update of the 1997 American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Obesity and Heart Disease From the Obesity Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism.” Circulation, The Journal of the American Heart Association, 113:898-918, 2006.
  • Zittermann, Armin, et al. “Vitamin D supplementation enhances the beneficial effects of weight loss on cardiovascular disease risk markers.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 89, No. 5, 1321-1327, May 2009. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/89/5/1321
  • AIM-HI. This resource was mentioned in the webinar. It is through the AAFP
  • Fruits & Vegetables, More Matters. Resources for patients struggling to find healthier servings of fruits and vegetables. This has links to other sites for hand outs.

Nutrition and Digestive Health. This webinar was recorded July 14, 2010 from a live event offered by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society for Nutrition. Presented by Mark Peluso, MD, FAAFP and Douglas L. Seidner, MD, FACG. about helping patients make evidence-based dietary changes prevent and manage common digestive conditions. This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Credit valid through July 14, 2012. Below are additional resources relating to this webinar: