ERIC Number: ED340284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Nutrition Education in U.S. Medical Schools.
National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC. Food and Nutrition Board.
This book examines the practice of nutrition instruction as part of medical education, reports on a study of its practice, describes nutrition education in the past, argues for greater attention to the topic and describes current practice. Chapter 1 (an executive summary) highlights the major findings and recommendations resulting from the study of nutrition education. chapter 2 discusses the forces that have shaped the role of nutrition in the medical curriculum during this century. Chapter 3 reviews knowledge implicating nutrition as one of the etiological factors contributing to many forms of chronic and degenerative disease. Chapter 4 contains summaries of previous conferences, congressional hearings, and surveys that have examined this subject as well as reviews of other relevant reports. An outline of core concepts and a basic body of nutrition knowledge that all graduating medical students should acquire during their medical training are presented in chapter 5. Chapter 6 summarizes the findings based on all the data analyzed and presents strategies for effectively incorporating nutrition into the medical school curriculum. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 include extensive references. Also included are an index and, in appendixes, survey forms, technical information on the study, testimony of the American Medical Student Association, and a report on the nutrition science content of National Board examinations. (JB)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Research, Medical Schools, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Social Change
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 ($13.50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Donner (William H.) Foundation.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC. Food and Nutrition Board.
Note: Funding also received from the Ruth Mott Fund.