Hi, I'm a PhD in public health and adjunct professor with training in health behavior and nutrition science. I have been involved in a few curriculum meetings at a large medical school in New York State, and what I have come to learn from that experience and more research on my own is that most medical students are exposed to very little nutrition education, unless they seek it out themselves. What I want to do is create workshops/ lunch and learns as an add-on for medical schools, where I can provide students with evidence-based real-world nutrition knowledge and skills that they can easily pass onto their patients. This has the potential to evolve into programs for doctor's offices and hospitals.
This would be not for profit, as I value education much more than making money. I just want to help future doctors (and current doctors) help their patients understand basic nutrition. I hope this is not viewed as self-promotion, I just want feedback from the medical community. I also don't want to come off as arrogant or sound like I'm assuming doctors don't understand nutrition, I just want to help with the translation to the patient. Can I just ask this thread, what would you want to see in a workshop or in educational content about nutrition that would be not only helpful for you, but helpful for you to pass onto your patients that struggle with diet and weight issues? I welcome any ideas! As far as ideas that I have brainstormed about:
-how to read a nutrition label
-how to use a simple phone app to track calories
-repackaging snacks into single serving portions
-myths about dietary supplements
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