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Comment & Response
August 27, 2019

Nutrition Education in Medical Training

Author Affiliations
  • 1College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, St Joseph, Minnesota
JAMA. 2019;322(8):784. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.9173

To the Editor In the Viewpoint on nutrition education in medical training,1 the authors acknowledged that dietitians are positioned to make dietary recommendations, but the main point was that nutrition education should be a team effort and that physicians should be a part of the team and begin the nutrition conversation. I agree that physicians can and should begin conversations about the importance of making dietary changes when needed, and I agree that other care team members can reinforce the importance of these changes, but registered dietitians are ideally poised to fully educate a patient on dietary and lifestyle changes to promote optimal health and prevent disease.