Journal of Biomedical Education

Nutrition Education for the Health Care Professions


Status
Published

1University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

2Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

3Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

4Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK


Nutrition Education for the Health Care Professions

Description

Nutrition and related lifestyle factors greatly impact well-being in health and disease. The evidence base for practical use of nutrition-based preventive and curative interventions is rapidly growing and implementation research steadily improves delivery of best practices. There is little doubt that health professionals can be more effective in their daily practice when they draw on current nutrition knowledge and effective clinical skills. The challenge is to fit a core set of this nutrition information into current undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare training schedules that are already bursting at the seams.

We invite nutrition educators and instructional investigators to contribute practice accounts and research articles, as well as review articles that illustrate current educational practices, describe innovative teaching methods, and demonstrate effective integration of nutrition into the curriculum.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Surveys of the state of nutrition education and the preparedness of healthcare professionals
  • Definitions of clinical competencies and the scope of required knowledge items and clinical skill sets
  • Efficacy evaluation of nutrition training courses, clerkships, and curricula
  • Fitting competencies and specific clinical nutrition skills to the needs of stakeholders
  • Translation of knowledge into best practice skills and mentoring of clinical performance
  • Innovative approaches for teaching basic nutrition concepts and clinical practice principles
  • Lifestyle improvement of healthcare providers and the significance of nutritional role models
  • Effective nutrition instruction in resource-poor educational settings
  • Educational frameworks for nutrition education, patient-centered instruction, and peer learning
  • Computer-based instruction and virtual skill-enhancing practice environments

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 954808
  • - Research Article

The Rationale, Feasibility, and Optimal Training of the Non-Physician Medical Nutrition Scientist

Susan E. Ettinger | Jennifer A. Nasser | ... | F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 380917
  • - Editorial

Nutrition Education for the Health Care Professions

Martin Kohlmeier | Caryl A. Nowson | ... | Sumantra Ray
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 357627
  • - Research Article

The State of Nutrition Education at US Medical Schools

Kelly M. Adams | W. Scott Butsch | Martin Kohlmeier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 181502
  • - Research Article

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

Rebecca Connor | Lynn Cialdella-Kam | Stephanie R. Harris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 513586
  • - Research Article

Working with Individuals Who Provide Nursing Care to Educate Older Adults about Foodborne Illness Prevention: The Food Safety Because You Care! Intervention

Kelly C. Wohlgenant | Sandria L. Godwin | ... | Richard Stone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 259653
  • - Research Article

New Zealand Medical Students Have Positive Attitudes and Moderate Confidence in Providing Nutrition Care: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Jennifer Crowley | Lauren Ball | ... | Clare Wall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 172020
  • - Research Article

Hydration: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of UK Dietitians

Pauline Douglas | Lauren Ball | ... | Sumantra Ray
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 784042
  • - Review Article

A Novel Method of Increasing Medical Student Nutrition Awareness and Education

Cynthia L. Schoettler | Jennifer N. Lee | ... | Carine M. Lenders
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 219198
  • - Research Article

Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes, and Confidence of Australian General Practice Registrars

Caryl A. Nowson | Stella L. O’Connell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 358021
  • - Research Article

Making an IMPACT: The Story of a Medical Student-Designed, Peer-Led Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Curriculum

Avik Chatterjee | Thomas N. Rusher | ... | Natalie D. Muth