New Study Addresses Gap in Physicians' Nutrition Education with Online Training from the Nonprofit Gaples Institute
DEERFIELD, Ill., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical residents showed a "significant and sustained improvement" in their nutrition knowledge after completing an interactive 3-hour nutrition education course designed by the nonprofit Gaples Institute, according to new research published in the journal PRiMER.
Although poor-quality diet is the number one risk factor for premature death and disability in the U.S., most medical students receive minimal or no training in how to counsel patients about nutrition. To fill this critical education gap, Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota examined the impact of the Gaples Institute's self-paced online nutrition science course in their medical residency programs.
The two universities' research findings showed:
"The potential for utilizing this type of program for resident education in clinical nutrition is promising, as it is easily scalable, independent of local expertise, and time efficient," wrote the research team.
The full research study is available online here.
More information about the Gaples Institute online nutrition continuing medical education course is available here.
The Gaples Institute is an educational nonprofit with the sole mission of advancing the role of nutrition and lifestyle education in medicine. The Gaples Institute neither seeks nor accepts corporate funding.
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