Medical Foods: Their role in therapeutic nutrition

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 PM EST


Webinar Objectives

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to

  1. Describe the definition of medical foods, their role in nutrition therapy, and how they are different from foods for special dietary uses (FSDU).
  2. Identify research gaps and other opportunities to get involved in the scientific and regulatory aspects of medical foods. 
  3. Learn where to find the HNC-ASN Medical Foods Workshop objectives, outcomes, and proceedings.


  1. Jessica O’Connell, Covington & Burling LLP: A 101 on medical foods
  2. Patrick Stover, PhD, Texas A&M University: Research considerations for medical foods  
  3. Barbara Schneeman, PhD, University of California, Davis: Themes from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee 
  4. Tim Morck, PhD, Spectrum Nutrition LLC: Proposed next steps

This webinar is being conducted in partnership with the American Society for Nutrition and funded by the Healthcare Nutrition Council.

Continuing Professional Education

ASN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 CPEUs. Dietitians and dietetic technicians registered should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians.

If you are seeking  Continuing Professional Education credit and have feedback about this activity, please send comments to

Please note that additional details about claiming CPEU credit, including a link to the online evaluation and attestation for both the live and recorded events, will be posted after the webinar occurs.

Live Event:

Activity Type:  171 Live Webinars and Teleseminars

Activity Number: TBA

Recorded Event: 

Activity Type:  Recorded pre-approved CPE Activity: 175 Lectures/Webinars

Activity Number:  TBA