Medical Foods: Their Role in Therapeutic Nutrition

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

The recording for this webinar is no longer available.

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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.