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Medical Science Educator

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 7–8 | Cite as

A Dinner-Table Approach to a Unique Interactive Nutrition Curriculum for Healthcare Professional Students

  • Selena J. An
  • Isaac Bleicher
  • Qiqi Yu
  • Alexander Fenn
  • Bruce PeyserEmail author
Innovation

Abstract

Nutrition education is significantly lacking from healthcare provider educational curricula despite its proven benefit for some of the most chronic and challenging diseases facing Americans today. We successfully developed and implemented an interprofessional, experiential nutrition education course for healthcare professional students that emphasizes evidence-based nutrition interventions for patient care.

Keywords

Nutrition education Interprofessional education Medical student education 

Notes

Funding

This project was funded by a $5000 grant from the Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD).

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval and Informed Consent

The study was found to be exempt from review by the Institutional Review Board at Duke University, and informed consent was obtained from all subjects.

References

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Copyright information

© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Selena J. An
    • 1
  • Isaac Bleicher
    • 1
  • Qiqi Yu
    • 1
  • Alexander Fenn
    • 1
  • Bruce Peyser
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Duke University School of MedicineDurhamUSA

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