Therapeutic Food Plans

A collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
Therapeutic Food Plans


Therapeutic Food Plans: A Component of Personalized Nutrition was developed in collaboration with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) to educate clinicians and other nutrition professionals on the customization and clinical applications of IFM’s suite of therapeutic food plans to meet the individual health needs of patients.

Improving dietary patterns and nutrient intake has the power to boost immunity, strengthen resilience, and enhance overall wellness, which is why nutrition-based interventions are a critical part of a patient’s care plan. These personalized treatments may include modifiable therapeutic food plans that address the nutritional imbalances that drive disease states. However, certain aspects of nutritional therapies may present challenges, such as the long-term adherence to treatment. Patient-practitioner [client-practitioner] collaboration is essential for the successful implementation and sustainability of these plans. Patient empowerment and other factors may improve both engagement and the success of nutritional interventions.

Through this course, clinicians will be able to select and personalize an appropriate food plan based on their patient’s unique set of health concerns and lifestyle preferences.

ANA Members are eligible for a 10% discount to this course (view link to receive discount code within ANA Member Portal).

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What Clinicians Will Learn
  • Established and emerging therapeutic and prevention strategies.
  • How to design nutritional interventions to improve patient engagement and outcomes.
  • How to utilize IFM tools to recognize and address nutritional inadequacies and dietary patterns that may be impacting health.
  • Selecting and personalizing the most appropriate IFM therapeutic food plan for an individual’s health concerns and dietary needs or preference.
  • Identifying appropriate therapeutic foods for different conditions and overall wellness Increased facility with point-of-care skills and tools to address modifiable lifestyle factors ]
  • Explaining Functional Nutrition concepts to individuals, thereby improving their awareness of the role nutrition plays in overall health and well-being.
Tools and Takeaways

Your enrollment in the course includes a comprehensive nutrition toolkit, with strategies to enhance your practice and patient care approaches. These include:

  • Over six hours of interactive materials, exploring each of IFM’s eight food plans, divided into segments so learners can come and go as they please within a 45-day timeframe. Access continues for one full year beyond the 45-day cohort for learners who complete the course.
  • Access to over 40 of IFM’s proprietary toolkit resources, available to download and share with patients. These include: comprehensive guides for each food plan with weekly shopping lists and recipes, intake forms, assessment questionnaires, patient handouts, and other nutrition resources. Access continues for one full year beyond the 45-day cohort for learners who complete the course.
  • For practitioners who have completed AFMCP and decided to be publicly listed on IFM’s Find a Practitioner database, those who complete TFP will have the course appear on their list of IFM courses completed when the cohort is complete.
CME Information

The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this other activity (a semi-synchronous online cohort) for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.