All medical school students should receive nutrition education as part of their standard curricula, according to articles published in both the British Journal for Nutrition and BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health. Researchers from universities and nutrition advocacy groups in the UK developed a nutrition curriculum to integrate into existing undergraduate medical education to provide nutrition education traditionally lacking in medical training. The curriculum can be implemented to educate other health care professionals. This training will prepare future practitioners to address dietary concerns with their patients.
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- Jones G, Macaninch E, Mellor DD, et al. Putting nutrition education on the table: development of a curriculum to meet future doctors’ needs. Brit J Nutr. 2022:1-9. doi:10.1017/S0007114522001635
- Jones G, Macaninch E, Mellor D, et al. Putting nutrition education on the table: development of a curriculum to meet future doctors’ needs. BMJ Nutr Prev Health. 2022;e000510. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2022-000510