Online Certificate of Training Program-  Integrative and Functional Nutrition Modules!

June 2017

Module 3 – Detoxification of the Online Certificate of Training Program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition is currently unavailable for purchase as it is undergoing a mandatory revision per the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provider requirements through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. These revisions are to ensure appropriateness and accuracy of content. If you previously purchased and completed Module 3, those CPEs are still being honored with CDR and your PDP plan.

Due to the revisions and content review process, the revised module should be completed and launched within the next 3-5 months. We see this as an opportunity to bring you an even stronger and more robust module on the complex topic of detoxification and look forward to taking the opportunity to dive even deeper into the research around it.

The Academy Center for Lifelong Learning and DIFM are pleased to share that the Certificate of Training program is still active, but now as a four-module program. If you purchase four modules now, you can receive the updated Module 3 – Detoxification topic at no charge when it comes back online in the Academy EatRight Store. The final revised module release timeframe is dependent on CDR reviewer feedback and approval.

If you have questions, please contact Susan Baron, Sr. Manager of Online Learning at the Center for Lifelong Learning 312/899-4897 – 

DIFM has developed an Online Certificate of Training Program to provide Dietitians valuable training in Integrative & Functional Nutrition!

The future is ours, are YOU ready?

As a DIFM member and an Integrative RDN, you already have a distinct advantage when treating your patients and clients. You combine evidence-based research, practice-based evidence, your unique experience, valuable resources, and meaningful collaborations into your practice. You are making strides in the dietetics arena by applying Medical Nutrition Therapy in a dynamic and influential way with integrative and functional medicine at the helm (IFMNT).

But you want MORE. You want specific training, detailed resources, and practical examples of the application of IFMNT.

We hear you loud and clear!

DIFM has upped the ante to further your knowledge, expand your integrative toolbox, and broaden your skill set as the nutrition expert. We’ve been working hard to fulfill our vision and mission to optimize health and healing with integrative and functional nutrition and empower our members as leaders in the field.

Integrative and functional nutrition is an ever-evolving area in dietetics. From nutrigenomics to the microbiome, epigenetics to functional foods, it’s imperative that RDNs be at the forefront, leading this evolution.

We know many RDNs have not received the in-depth, advanced training that’s necessary to excel and may not understand how IFMNT can be applied to their own practice or how it can enhance outcomes and influence change.

This is why we’re so excited to announce this new training.

Together with the Academy’s Center for Lifelong Learning, DIFM has developed a Level 2 Online Certificate of Training Program to provide valuable training for RDNs wishing to further their knowledge in integrative and functional nutrition.

We are honored to have top experts in the field of IFMNT (some with 30+ years of experience) contribute and develop these modules as a labor of love for DIFM. Expert contributors include Kathie Swift, Mary Beth Augustine, Kelly Morrow, Sheila Dean, Lisa Fischer, and Beth McDonald.

Who Should Take This Training?

This training is for any RDN who wishes to further their knowledge base in integrative and functional nutrition.

What’s Included in the Training?

The certification consists of five separate modules emphasizing the foundational pillars of IFMNT. Each module builds upon the next in application and depth.

Module 1: Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition

This module is designed to provide an introduction to integrative and functional nutrition. In this module, we will examine the integrative healthcare landscape including the evolution of the current language and concepts used in this area; outline the guiding principles of both integrative and functional medicine; and provide a primer on how we apply the integrative and functional medicine constructs in practice. We will finish up by exploring some of the challenges and opportunities in this evolving area and outline some educational resources useful in practice.

Module 2: Digestive Health

This module provides a science-based whole systems approach to digestive health and integrative and functional nutrition therapy (IFMNT) for functional gastrointestinal (or GI) disorders, intestinal permeability, intestinal pathogens, and imbalances within the GI microbiome that impact human health and disease, including inflammation, motility, functional GI disorders, obesity, liver disease and cancer.

Module 3: Detoxification

See info above: Module 3 Detoxification is down for revision per the Academy and CDR. If members purchase all four modules now, the Academy is offering Module 3 at no charge when the module comes back online in the Store sometime between August and November.

This module provides a science-based, whole-systems approach to hepatic detoxification, biotransformation and elimination of endogenous and exogenous toxins. To accomplish this, diet and nutrition interventions utilize cofactor micronutrients, phytonutrients, amino acids and antioxidants to support Phase 1 and Phase 2 hepatic detoxification. Taken as a whole, the information provided in this module demonstrates that the proper diet for a specific patient can influence detoxification function in a clinically important manner.

Module 4: Inflammation

This module covers the integrative and functional nutrition approaches to managing systemic inflammation. The goal of this module is to review the antecedents, triggers, and mediators of acute and chronic inflammation and to provide dietetic professionals with science-based integrative approaches and practice-based recommendations for managing inflammation in chronic diseases.

Module 5: Dietary Supplements

This module will cover the prevalence of use of dietary supplements among Americans; FDA’s guidance documents and regulatory information; risk management; clinical and client decision making; and ethical, legal and scientific integrity considerations for nutrition and dietetics practitioners.

Academy members enjoy a reduced rate of $24 for each module. Complete all five modules and earn 10 hours of CPEUs for $120. Click HERE to register for module 1 and get started today!

For more information and to register, visit page 3 &4:

The 5 IFN Modules:

1. Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Kathie Swift MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
2. Digestive Health – Lisa Fischer MS, RDN, LDN
3. Detoxification – Sheila Dean DSc, RDN, LDN, CCN, CDE, IFMCP
4. Inflammation – Kelly Morrow MS, RDN & Beth McDonald MS, RDN
5. Dietary Supplements – Mary Beth Augustine RDN, CDN, FAND