This stand-alone course is the third of a three-part series that covers the pathophysiology, treatment and management of nutrition-related diseases and conditions as well as recommended guidelines for their clinical nutrition intervention. This course will cover the nutritional interventions regarding current topics in nutrition including inflammation and other timely, relevant nutrition topics.

The concept and value of food as providing more than nutrients per se will be covered including evidence-based research on food-based eating plans and the health benefits they provide. Information regarding healthy eating plans that have survived generations and across cultures/nations will be included as will what is known about healthy eating within the context of healthy living as noted by Hippocrates. As Hippocrates said "If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health."

This course addresses the main nutritional needs of athletes, from weekend warriors to elite performers. Nutritional assessment, needs, concerns, requirements, and recommendations for optimal human performance will be covered for macro/micronutrients as well as supplements.