Medical Science Educator

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 3–4 | Cite as

A “Hands-On” Thread, Part of a Medical Nutrition Education Curriculum

  • Kay Craven
  • Kathryn M. KolasaEmail author


Required “hands-on” medical nutrition education sessions are woven through years 1–3 at the Brody School of Medicine. An elective opportunity also is available for third and fourth year students. These active learning sessions focus on diet and chronic disease, including obesity, prevention, and treatment.


Medical nutrition education Active learning Interprofessional practice Weight management Hands-on curriculum 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

On behalf of the authors, the corresponding author has read and agrees to the ethical responsibility standards. This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors. This manuscript describes an educational innovation. There are no data presented. The Institutional Review Board of East Carolina University informed us that we need to apply for approval and for this type of work, formal consent is not required. The corresponding author is prepared to collect documentation of compliance with ethical standards and send if requested during peer review or after publication.

Conflict of Interest

The authors state that there is no conflict of interest.


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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineBrody School of Medicine at East Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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