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.
This guide focuses on the impact of nutrition on:
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.