Despite its recognized importance in all facets of health and healing, nutrition is often overlooked and underserved—and not just within the general population.   There is also a significant gap in how nutrition is addressed in healthcare settings, which creates a critical “blind spot” in patient care.

This nutrition blind spot is not intentional; a lack of focus on the role nutrition plays in health can be seen even in our medical training. Over 70% of U.S. medical schools don’t provide the recommended minimum 25 hours of nutrition education, and 36% provide less than half that much.

 

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