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Nutrition Course and Culinary Demonstrations To Increase Perceived Importance of Nutrition in Medical Students

Abstract Healthy lifestyle behaviors including quality nutrition have been shown to successfully prevent chronic disease or minimize symptoms. However, many physicians lack the knowledge and skills to provide adequate nutrition counseling and education for their patients. A major component of this problem is that medical schools are not required to teach nutrition education. The purpose of this feasibility study was to compare the changes in the perceived importance of nutrition in the medical field in medical students before and after participating in a week-long interactive nutrition course in order to determine if a week-long course can positively influence students’ perceptions of nutrition. Ultimately by changing these perceptions, medical stu... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Baum, Makenna (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Levinson, Simin (Committee member) / Sears, Dorothy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Medical Personnel / Alternative medicine / alternative medicine / chronic disease / cooking / medical education / medical school / nutrition
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 138 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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