Medical Nutrition Education, Training, and Competencies to Advance Guideline-Based Diet Counseling by Physicians

Published: April 30, 2018

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  • 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.