Food Matters

09 November 2013 09:00 AM till 01:00 PM

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Food Matters:

A Clinical Education and Advocacy Program

What Clinicians Need to Know About Our Food System

to Help Ensure Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Families, and a Healthy Planet


Saturday, November 9, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Balboa Park Club, Santa Fe Room

San Diego, CA  92101


Who Should Attend: Family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, hospital medicine, internal medical, other providers; nurses; hospital staff, including food service providers; public health professionals; medical and nursing students


Registration: FREE- general admission, $30 CME/CEU credit

(Includes information packet, sustainable breakfast, and light sustainable snacks.)


Please register by Thursday, November 7, 2013.



Developed by:

Nutrition in Healthcare Leadership Team, a subcommittee of the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative, facilitated by Community Health Improvement Partners

Health Care Without Harm

San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility

University of California's San Francisco's Program on Reproductive Health and Environment


Jointly Sponsored by:

Community Health Improvement Partners

PAC/LAC (Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy, and Consultation)



What we eat profoundly impacts the health of individuals, our communities, and the environment.


Obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, childhood cancer and other chronic diseases are the costly consequences of our current consumption patterns, both in terms of human well-being and healthcare expenditures. The present model of clinical education does not place emphasis on a prevention-based approach and excludes a thorough understanding of the impact of our food system on human health.


The Food Matters training for physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other maternal/child healthcare professionals will review the obesity and western disease epidemic and links to the current science around exposures to environmental toxicants within our food system and the impacts of these exposures on pediatric, reproductive, and ecological health. The Food Matters program is a comprehensive package to encourage hospitals and healthcare professionals to become leaders and advocates for a food system that promotes public and environmental health.





8:30 a.m.          Registration & Breakfast


9:00 a.m.          Welcome & Introductions

                           Kendra Klein, PhD Candidate, SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility

                           JuliAnna Arnett, Community Health Improvement Partners


9:10 a.m.          The Five Pillars of a Healthy Diet

                           Gordon Saxe, MD, PhD, MPH, UC San Diego, Center for Integrative Medicine


9:45 a.m.          Food Matters- A Clinical & Public Health Framework for Food-Related Health

                           Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science and Environmental Health Network 


10:35 a.m.         Food Matters- Impacts of the Industrialized Food System on Maternal and Child Health

                            Melanie Fiorella, MD, UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine


11:10 a.m.          Healthy Food in Healthcare: Moving from Ideals to Action

                             Kendra Klein, PhD Candidate, SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility


11:40 a.m.          State of Healthy Food in Healthcare Panel


12:30 p.m.          Call to Action- Advocacy

                             Christine Wood, MD, FAAP, CLE, KidsEatGreat


1:00 p.m.            Close


1 – 1:30 p.m.      Networking

                             (Light snacks will be served.)


For more information contact:

JuliAnna Arnett,, 858-609-7962


By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Identify what our food system is and all of the components that make up our food system
  • Identify health impacts associated with our food system, both in terms of the human lifecycle, with a focus on maternal and child health, as well as ecological health
  • Describe the role of the heatlhcare sector, including clinicians, in obesity prevention and the development of a healthier food system
  • Communicate key messages related to healthy eating and nutrition to patients and their families
  • Implement interdisciplinary strategies to model healthy eating best practices within their healthcare facility


For Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association’s CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through the Joint Sponsorship of the Perinatal Advisory Council: Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC) and Community Health Improvement Partners. PAC/LAC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing education for physicians. PAC/LAC takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. PAC/LAC designates this education activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.


For Nurses: The Perinatal Advisory Council – Leadership, Advocacy and Consultation (PAC/LAC) is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider CEP 5862.  This course is approved for 3.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.


*Cancellation/Refund Policy: Substitutions may be made at any time without any additional charge. Refunds for CME/CEU credit requests will be issued for all cancellations received by Thursday, November 7, 2013. Should cancellation occur after this time, a refund request will be denied. “No shows” requesting CME/CEU credit are subject to the full registration fee.



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09 November 2013

9:00 AM

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