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Opinion: The need for nutrition education in med schools

The Hill, August 12, 2014
It is depressing how often people laugh when I mention that I am trying to teach doctors about nutrition. The scant amount doctors learn about nutrition has been an embarrassment for at least 120 years. In fact, W.G. Thompson, a famous medical educator, complained about it in the introduction of his medical textbook on nutrition in 1895. Not only are we doctors poorly educated in nutrition, but there is a serious absence of funding to properly answer some of the most important questions that all nutrition specialists are being asked.