Board certification and credentialing in nutrition

Caroline M. Apovian*, Mitali S. Shah, Megan R. Ruth, David August, Robert Kushner, M. Molly McMahon, Sharon Alger-Mayer

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Board certification and credentialing in nutrition for physicians are problematic issues. Many board examinations are offered, but have few candidates and poor recognition. This discussion focuses on the feasibility of establishing a single board examination body. Some key considerations were identified to improve credentialing and examination in nutrition for physicians. Increasing the number of nutrition physicians and improving recognition of their credentials should ultimately translate to better patient health and safety. Consolidation of board examinations may be in the best interest of physician nutritionists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78S-85S
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue number6 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Nov 2010


  • Board examination
  • Certification
  • Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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