Dr. Campbell is a board-certified family physician. Thomas is executive director of a nonprofit organization in Ithaca, NY partnering with eCornell (Cornell University’s online education organization) to promote optimal nutrition through science-based education, advocacy, and research. A graduate of Cornell University, Thomas, with his father T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-authored “The China Study, The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and The Startling Implications for Diet, Weight-Loss, and Long-Term Health.” The book has been a worldwide bestseller. Dr. Campbell continues to have a particularly strong interest in nutrition and lifestyle counseling. With strong evidence that many of the most common chronic diseases can be prevented and treated with lifestyle changes, Dr. Campbell strives to partner with patients to support them in helping them improve their health.
In this course we discuss the tools available to support personal behavior change in implementing a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. We will discuss a variety of popular diets and how they compare to a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. We then present how this lifestyle is an important factor for raising a healthy family—from pregnancy to birth and beyond. We will also address common concerns of athletes and dispel myths about supplementation and protein consumption. Finally, we will provide you with tips and resources to make lasting changes to your diet. In completing this course, you will have the knowledge you need to take control of your own health and help those you care for do the same. This course includes:
- Six activities
- One quiz
- Two required discussions
- Downloadable transcript
- Pros and cons of different diet plans
- Importance of optimal nutrition for maternal, child and adolescent health
- How diet can improve athletic performance
- Practical skills to help you assess your kitchen, shop for groceries, dine out and prepare healthy, plant-based meals
How It Works
For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers. In addition, he is coauthor with Thomas Campbell, MD, of the bestselling book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health and wrote the New York Times Bestseller Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition with Howard Jacobson, PhD.
Who Should Enroll
- Medical, nutritional, and other health professionals
- Anyone seeking to improve their personal health