Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2018-2020)

There is strong evidence that chronic inflammation is a major driver of many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders and certain cancers. Taking advantage of all the current data on nutrition and its impact on inflammation, the anti-inflammatory diet is based upon dietary patterns found in traditional Mediterranean and Asian eating habits. The diet is designed to replace inflammation-triggering foods with nutrient-rich micro and macronutrients that fight inflammation.

This freshly updated course provides clinicians with an in-depth understanding of how to counsel patients on dietary strategies that can reduce inflammation, decrease the risk for many chronic diseases, and improve mood and energy levels.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the role of inflammation in overall health and specific medical conditions.
  • Explain the relationship between dietary intake and systemic inflammation.
  • Identify specific dietary components that can increase inflammation in the body.
  • Summarize the evidence for eating patterns that are associated with lower levels of systemic inflammation.

Completion Requirements

Complete all the course work, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion you will be able to print your certificate of completion.


Introduction - Learn the components of the anti-inflammatory diet, and how food and nutrition can help in the amelioration of certain conditions.
Understanding Inflammation - An explanation of how long-term inflammation can contribute to, and even cause, numerous unhealthy conditions.
Inflammation: Clinical Correlation - An overview of a variety of conditions influenced by inflammation and diet.
AI Diet as an Eating Pattern - Get a detailed description of the food groups that comprise an anti-inflammatory diet, a sample meal plan, and a Patient Waiting Room to apply these concepts.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and dietitians.


You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Forgot Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Disclosure & Credit Information



ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation and CME Designation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course includes an assessment of 15 questions that you must answer 70% correctly or above in order to receive credit for participation. You are allowed unlimited re-attempts.

Current CME Approval Period: 08/24/18 to 08/23/2020

Most Recent Review by Author: 08/06/2018


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Arizona, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.

Approval dates: 08/24/18 to 08/23/2020

Approval #: 105-18

Contact hours: 4.5


This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for a maximum of 4.5 CPEUs

Current Approval Period: 08/24/18 to 08/23/2020

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Information

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Off-label Use

Anti-Inflammatory Diet may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Faculty / Authors

Laura Micek-Galinat, MD, MPH, Assistant Director; Somerset Family Medicine Residency, RWJ-Somerset Medical Center; Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Catherine Uram, MD, Private Practice, CA, Owner

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Co-Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona

Planning Committee

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, CCFP; Co-Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona

Tamara Steinitz, RD, MS; Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Utah State University; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, AHN-BC, NBC-HWC; Founder, Women's Health & Healing; President, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved

Molly Burke, MFA, CMT, Director, Online Education, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine


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