NOTICE: THE 2012 FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION COURSE IS SOLD OUT.
We are facing numerous crises in health care, none more serious than the global escalation of complex, chronic disease with its unsustainable economic and human costs. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States.
At its core, chronic disease is intimately connected with diet and lifestyle behaviors and requires effective diet and lifestyle solutions, yet nutrition education in US medical schools continues to be woefully inadequate. What is needed is a comprehensive and cohesive approach that provides a practical framework for weaving nutrition-related medicine into an integrative and synergistic whole that delivers personalized care for chronic disease.About the Functional Nutrition Course (FNC):
In response to the epidemic of lifestyle-related chronic illnesses - now classified as lifestyle syndromes - The Institute for Functional Medicine developed the Functional Nutrition Course (FNC) to provide nutrition assessment and clinical management skills for primary care and nutrition professionals.