We rely on our doctors to heal us when we’re sick, we trust them as a reliable source of sound nutrition advice for preventing illness or getting healthy again after disease strikes. However, most medical doctors in this country do not get enough training in the science and practice of human nutrition.
But now, medical students and doctors can get crucial nutrition education developed by the Nutrition Research Institute.
NRI director Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, and NRI principal investigator Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD, have developed online courses for physicians and medical students so they can learn about the impact of nutrition on individual health and treatment outcomes.
To help ensure an ongoing source of scientifically proven nutrition education for your physicians, please consider a donation to the Nutrition Research Institute. Your gift will directly benefit the Nutrition in Medicine and Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians projects, bringing needed nutrition education to medical students, residents, physicians, and other healthcare providers. These courses have been recommended by the American Society of Nutrition, the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Chew on that!
YOUR HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS AND ON YOUR PLATE.
Precision nutrition holds great potential to enhance our ability to prevent, delay the onset, or mitigate the progression of disease and to improve health outcomes. – Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D., Director, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
When physicians provide nutrition guidance, their patients have fewer pregnancy complications and give birth to healthier children. – Martin Kohlmeier, M.D., Ph.D., Research Professor, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
Diet is the most significant contributory factor associated with cancer, ahead of smoking, alcohol and family history. – Stephen Hursting, Ph.D., M.P.H., Research Professor, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a factor contributing to a variety of increased health risks, including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HOW WILL YOU GET THE RIGHT INFORMATION?
At the Nutrition Research Institute we’ve dedicated our careers to exploring the potential of personalized nutrition as the key to unlocking optimal health. Every day we roll up our sleeves and mix up how the world looks at healthcare. We’ve even created a training course in nutrition for doctors and medical students so they can help guide their patients to be their healthiest and very possibly prevent illness.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin