Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kushner, RF; Van Horn, L; Rock, CL; Edwards, MS; Bales, CW; Kohlmeier, M; Akabas, SR

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 5 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • 1167S - 1173S

PubMed ID

  • 24646826

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3985218

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-3207

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3945/ajcn.113.073510


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States