Nutrition education is an essential component of medical education if new physicians are to be equipped to address common chronic diseases, including obesity and the associated diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Most medical students recognize this need and desire nutrition education; however, finding time in a medical school curriculum and funding are challenging. Available, free online resources and small group exercises can be utilized to provide basic, up-to-date nutrition information to medical students.
W. Elaine Hardman, Bobby L. Miller, and Darshana T. Shah, “Student Perceptions of Nutrition Education at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine: A Resource Challenged Institution,” Journal of Biomedical Education, vol. 2015, Article ID 675197, 8 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/675197