Nutrition education in medical school: A time of opportunity

Robert F. Kushner*, Linda Van Horn, Cheryl L. Rock, Marilyn S. Edwards, Connie W. Bales, Martin Kohlmeier, Sharon R. Akabas

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Abstract

Undergraduate medical education has undergone significant changes in development of new curricula, new pedagogies, and new forms of assessment since the Nutrition Academic Award was launched more than a decade ago. With an emphasis on a competency-based curriculum, integrated learning, longitudinal clinical experiences, and implementation of new technology, nutrition educators have an opportunity to introduce nutrition and diet behavior-related learning experiences across the continuum of medical education. Innovative learning opportunities include bridging personal health and nutrition to community, public, and global health concerns; integrating nutrition into lifestyle medicine training; and using nutrition as a model for teaching the continuum of care and promoting interprofessional team-based care. Faculty development and identification of leaders to serve as champions for nutrition education continue to be a challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1167S-1173S
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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