Nutrition in Medicine

evidence-based clinical nutrition education for medical students, residents, fellows, and other physicians.

Online Nutrition Modules

  • evidence-based clinical nutrition education for advanced healthcare professionals, including physicians, residents, and fellows
  • a core nutrition curriculum for medical students that includes both the preventive and therapeutic aspects of medical nutrition care for both pre-clinical and clinical education.
  • interactivity, self-assessment, animations, video, and audio make for an engaging learning experience
  • Only available for desktop/laptop computers

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Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education

Users who support the Nutrition in Medicine Project with a donation receive access to a wide range of instructional materials, including continuing education certification for physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners at no charge.


Tools for Mobile Devices

We are also developing nutrition applications and tools for mobile devices for use by current and future healthcare professionals.

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Tools for Desktops

We are also developing nutrition applications and tools for the desktop for use by current and future healthcare professionals.

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Newsletters providing recent points of interest for current and future healthcare professionals.

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YouTube Vignettes

YouTube videos providing course overviews of a sampling of the online modules for practicing physicians.

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Laur C, Ball L, Ahankari AS, Avdagovska M, Crowley J, Deen D, Douglas P, Hark L, Kohlmeier M, Luzi L, McCotter L, Martyn K, Nowson C, Wall C, Ray S. Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research. Public Health 2016;140:59-67

Kohlmeier M, Nowson C, DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Ray S. Nutrition education for the healthcare professions. J Biomed Ed 2015

Adams KM, Butsch WS, Kohlmeier M. The state of nutrition education at US medical schools. J Biomed Ed 2015

Briggs Early K, Adams KM, Kohlmeier M. Analysis of nutrition education in osteopathic medical schools. J Biomed Ed 2015

Kris-Etherton PM, Akabas SR, Douglas P, Kohlmeier M, Laur C, Lenders CM, Levy MD, Nowson C, Ray S, Pratt CA, Seidner DL, Saltzman E. Nutrition Competencies in Health Professionals’ Education and Training: A New Paradigm. Adv Nutr 2015;6:83–87

Lenders CM, Deen DD, Bistrian B, Edwards MS, Seidner DL, McMahon MM, Kohlmeier M, Krebs N. Residency and specialties training in nutrition: a call for action. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99:1167S-73S

Kushner RF, Horn L, Rock CL, Edwards MS, Bales CW, Kohlmeier M, Akabas SR. Nutrition education in medical school: a time of opportunity. Am J Clin Nutr 2014;99:1174S-83S

DiMaria-Ghalili RA, Edwards M, Friedman G, Jaferi A, Kohlmeier M, Kris-Etherton P, Lenders C, Palmer C, Wylie-Rosett J. Capacity building in nutrition science: revisiting the curricula for medical professionals. Ann NY Acad Sci 2013;1306:21–40

Adams KM, Kohlmeier M, Zeisel SH. Nutrition education in U.S. medical schools: latest update of a national survey. Acad Med 2010;85:1537-42

Adams KM, Kohlmeier M, Powell, M, Zeisel SH. Nutrition in Medicine: Nutrition Education for Medical Students and Residents. Nutr Clin Pract 2010;25:471-480

Lindell KC, Adams KM, Kohlmeier M, Zeisel SH. Evolution of a computer-assisted nutrition curriculum. Am J Clin Nutr 2006;83:956S-962

Adams KM, Lindell KC, Kohlmeier M, Zeisel SH. Status of nutrition education in medical schools. Am J Clin Nutr 2006;83:941S-944S

Kohlmeier M, Althouse L, Stritter F, Zeisel SH. Introducing cancer nutrition to medical students: effectiveness of computer-based instruction. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71:873-877

2016/2017 Educators Survey

We are asking medical nutrition educators to help us with tracking nutrition instruction at medical schools. We have completed this survey every four years since 2000.

Because of the generous help of nutrition educators, these data are available to researchers, administrators, legislators and many other stakeholders. Findings from our previous surveys can be accessed from our publications list.

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A full 100% of your donation will directly benefit the Nutrition in Medicine Project and the Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians Initiative, bringing needed nutrition education to medical students, residents, and other healthcare providers.

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