The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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Continuing Education for Health Professionals


There are a number of opportunities for health professionals to enhance their training in Nutrition.  Our five-day Obesity Course provides an excellent overview for all health professionals, and has been attended by not only physicians but also dentists, nurse practitioners, physician asssitants and more. The course has received outstanding reviews by past participants. View the 2016 brochure here.

For physicians interested in obtaining obesity medicine certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), this course satisfied the ABOM requirement of at least 30 hours of live CME credit on the topic of obesity. For more information regarding upcoming courses, continuing education credits, tuition and registration, visit the CME registration page, or contact MS Program Director and Obesity Course Director Sharon Akabas, PhD at


We will hold a one-day Micronutrient Symposium on Saturday, June 17, 2017; details to follow soon.


A Lactation Counselor Training Course was held in August, 2016 to provide certification in Lactation Management by the American National Standards Institute.  The course is a comprehensive, evidence-based breastfeeding management course that includes practical skills, theoretical foundations, and competency verification.  The course prepares participants for professional work helping mothers and babies, and trains participants in how to gain insight into clients' problems with a strong focus on counseling skills.  Click here to view last year's flyer. Details on dates for the next course will be available in Spring 2017.


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630 West 168th Street, PH1512
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-4808