Nutrition to Optimize Neurocognition

Nutrition to Optimize Neurocognition

CCMS Online Module

Timothy S. Harlan, MD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Services
Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Leah Sarris, BS
Executive Chef and Program Director
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Tulane School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Intended Learners

This enduring activity is  is designed for primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, pharmacists, nutritionists, and other related healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Know the evidence showing a relationship between glucose dysregulation and cognitive functioning
  • Recognize the role of omega 3 fatty acids in brain health and abnormal brain states.
  • Understand the positive data showing impact of whole foods such as tree nuts and berries.
  • Identify micronutrients shown to be helpful in ADHD.
  • Understand the role healthcare practitioners can have in promoting improved cognitive functioning through dietary interventions.
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and audio.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, read the article, complete the 10 question post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: March 29, 2016
Expiration Date: March 29, 2019
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Please take the certificate with you to the live teaching module to show proof of completion.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

Fee Information

To access this module, you should have already paid your teaching kitchen module fee to the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine or as part of an add-on to a Cardiometabolic Risk Summit conference. 

Hardware/Software Requirements

All educational activities are accessible via a PC (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7) or Mac (Mac OS 10.x or later) computer with current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. Windows Media Player or compatible alternative, sound card, and speakers are required for streamed audio. The latest version of the Adobe Flash Player is suggested for video programs (please download here). A PDF reader is required for print publications. Please direct technical questions to


 In support of improving patient care, North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 2.0 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 2.0 contact hours.

CPE for Pharmacists

This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (.2 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education (UAN JA0006201-0000-18-081-H01-P).

This educational activity is a knowledge-based activity.

ACPE Credit Policy

Your official record of ACPE credit will be generated through the CPE Monitor System. The certificate printed from this website after completing the evaluation for this activity is for personal tracking purposes only.

Eligibility for pharmacy credit is contingent upon the successful completion of a post-test and/or evaluation for each activity or session attended. Please note that you must complete the activity evaluation within 60 days of a live activity or within 60 days of beginning the evaluation for an enduring activity. Under ACPE Policy, NACCME will not be able to report your activity completion to CPE Monitor after this 60-day period.

Any participant wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a continuing pharmacy education activity accredited by NACCME may contact the Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance, NACCME, in writing at 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520. The Senior Manager, Accreditation & Compliance will review the grievance and respond within 30 days of receiving the written statement. If the participant is unsatisfied with the response, an appeal to the Senior Director, Accreditation and Compliance, NACCME, may be made for a second level of review.

CPE for Dietitians

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 2.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material. 

Level 3 Synthesis, CDR Accredited Provider # HMOO1

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Timothy S. Harlan, MD, Leah Sarris, BS, Susie Seaman, NP, Barbara Robinson, MPH, RD, CNSC; and Mary Johnson, Randy Robbin, John Savage, and Margie Stefan, NACCME.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: Barbara Robinson, MPH, RD, CNSCAssociate Professor, Culinary Nutrition ProgramJohnson and Wales UniversityAdjunct Clinical Teaching AssociateAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island.

Nurse Planner: Susie Seaman, NP, Sharp Rees-Stealy Wound Clinic, San Diego, California.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:
Dr. Harlan: Owner—Harlan Brothers Productions, LLC 
Ms. Seaman: Scientific Advisor—Smith & Nephew, Molnlycke; Speakers' Bureau–Smith & Nephew 

Ms. Johnson, Mr. Robbin, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Sarris, Mr. Savage, and Ms. Stefan have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty have disclosed no off label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed in the presentations.

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Copyright © 2016 by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this accredited continuing education activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from North American Center for Continuing Medical Education. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and are not attributable to NACCME. Clinical judgment must guide each professional in weighing the benefits of treatment against the risk of toxicity. Dosages, indications, and methods of use for products referred to in this activity are not necessarily the same as indicated in the package insert for each product, may reflect the clinical experience of the presenters, and may be derived from the professional literature or other clinical sources. Consult complete prescribing information before administering.