Medical Nutrition Education, Training, and Competencies to Advance Guideline-Based Diet Counseling by Physicians
Published: April 30, 2018
- Gaps in U.S medical school nutrition education and training hinder the ability of physicians to implement AHA/ACC lifestyle guidelines, decrease ASCVD risk, and prevent and treat obesity.
- This Science Advisory summarizes reforms in undergraduate and graduate medical education that can close those gaps; it identifies new curricula, pedagogies, technologies and competency-based assessments designed for building and enhancing medical nutrition education and training.
- The Advisory sets a foundation for improving continuing education programs in nutrition that can advance knowledge and skills across the learning continuum.
- Commentary: More than Food for Thought: Advancing Nutrition Education in the 21st Century by Michael Miller, MD, FAHA
- Top Things to Know: Medical Nutrition Education, Training, & Competencies to Advance Guideline-Based Diet Counseling by Physicians
- AHA News - How much does your doctor actually know about nutrition?
- News Release - New strategies needed to help healthcare providers gain knowledge to counsel patients on diet
- Recommended Dietary Pattern to Achieve Adherence to the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) Guidelines
- Medical Training to Achieve Competency in Lifestyle Counseling: An Essential Foundation for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases and Other Chronic Medical Conditions
- 2013 Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
- 2013 Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk
- 2013 Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
- Interventions to Promote Physical Activity and Dietary Lifestyle Changes for Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction in Adults
- Implementing American Heart Association Pediatric and Adult Nutrition Guidelines