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Nutrition in Medical Education: Enhancing the Curriculum

  The Nutrition Academic Award (NAA) was created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to encourage development or enhancement of medical school curricula to teach nutrition principles and clinical practice skills with an emphasis on preventing cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. A second objective was to provide a curricular guide, training modules, and other teaching and assessment tools for dissemination to other medical schools as well as other health care professional schools. Links to Award products and websites follow.

Nutrition Journals


Nutrition Liaison Librarian

Stephanie Ferretti

 Stephanie Ferretti portrait


Nutrition Guide Organization

This guide focuses on the impact of nutrition on:

  • Organ Systems
  • Select Diseases
  • Life Stages

Farzaneh Daghigh, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, recommended the organization by body system and disease. Her article Nutrition in Medical Education (Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 26(2):147-157, April/June 2011) was a resource for the contents of this guide.

Thanks are also due to Mary Holt, Coordinator of Information Sevices at the Rudolph Matas Library, Tulane Univesity, for sharing the contents of her nutrition guide.

Websites for Consumers

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans  
    Published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
  • My Plate
    Tool to help consumers make healthier food choices. The site provides nutrition education and guidance from the federal government.


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