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16 August 2008

Despite the recognition that physicians are often called upon to provide guidance in nutritional aspects of disease and disease prevention, nutrition has not been consistently emphasized in medical school curricula. Numerous reports suggest that nutrition education of physicians remains inadequate.

* SOURCE:
   Levine BS, Wigren MM, Chapman DS, Kerner JF, Bergman RL, Rivlin RS. A national survey of attitudes and practices of primary-care physicians relating to nutrition: strategies for enhancing the use of clinical nutrition in medical practice. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1993;57(2):115-9.

  Kirby RK, Chauncey KB, Jones BG. The effectiveness of a nutrition education program for family practice residents conducted by a family practice resident-dietician. Family Medicine 1995;27:576-80.

  Young EA, Weser E, McBride HM, Page CP, Littlefield JH. Development of core competencies in clinical nutrition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1983;38:800-10.

  White JV, Young EA, Lasswell A. Position of The American Dietetic Association: Nutrition—an essential component of medical education. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 1994;94(5):555-557.

* LEARN MORE:
  Survey of Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools – An Instructor-Based Analysis
http://www.med-ed-online.org/res00023.htm **
  American Journal of Nutrition, "Status of nutrition education in medical schools" http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2430660

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