Journal of Biomedical Education / 2015 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Survey of Medical Students’ Use of Nutrition Resources and Perceived Competency in Providing Basic Nutrition Education

Table 2

Nutrition topics (based on the DGAs) included in the survey for which respondents were asked to report feelings of competency.

(1) Preventing and/or reducing overweight and obesity through improved eating and physical activity behaviors
(2) Reducing sodium intake and recommendations for daily intake
(3) Replacing unhealthy fats with healthier fats
(4) Choosing whole over refined grains
(5) Limiting alcohol consumption
(6) Selecting healthier protein foods
(7) Increasing vegetable intake
(8) Increasing potassium intake
(9) Increasing dietary fiber intake
(10) Increasing calcium and vitamin D intake