Medical Nutrition Education Planning

Project: Research project

Project Details


Medical Nutrition Education Planning Medical Nutrition Education Planning Lifestyle related chronic diseases now account for 70% of all U.S. deaths and 75% of U.S. health care expenditures. Nutritional therapy is widely accepted as a low-risk, low cost, highly effective intervention for the prevention, risk reduction, and treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. Although 94% of physicians believe nutrition counseling should be a standard component of primary care, only 14% feel qualified to provide it. However, over 60% of the U.S. public view physicians as very credible sources of nutrition information. Efforts to embed nutrition education within medical education have been ongoing since 1985, yet little progress has been made. We believe that ASU and its clinical partners in Arizona are well positioned to directly address the national shortfalls in medical nutrition education. ASUs College of Health Solutions and EdPlus have established expertise in medical education and its delivery through successful collaborations with the Mayo Medical School on the development of a Science of Health Care Delivery Certificate that integrates with an ASU Masters degree and the generation of an innovative blended classroom approach for the medical school curriculum. Using a similar approach, we propose to utilize the expertise of Arizona State Universitys faculty, the digital learning platform of EdPlus, and the Mayo Clinic and other of ASUs clinical and community partners to develop a medical nutrition education program that can be designed and implemented in a time and cost effective manner.
Effective start/end date1/2/166/30/16


  • Flinn Foundation: $140,000.00


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