Current Think Tank Aim
Promoting the need for greater nutrition and lifestyle education at medical schools
What's the problem?
Spent on obesity alone by the UK economy last year. This is not sustainable.
of UK adults are clinically obese. Mainly a consequence of poor nutritional status.
are mainly diseases of lifestyle. These can be prevented and are related to nutrition and lifestyle.
But do our doctors know?
Not enough time is spent educating medical students and doctors in nutrition.
Doctors don’t feel confident discussing nutrition with patients.
Not discussing nutrition with patients is a missed opportunity.
It is time to change these trends
What are we doing about it?
Building a community
We want to bring together all of those passionate people and organisations together, who agree that medical students and doctors should be educated more about nutrition and lifestyle medicine. We believe strongly that together we can start a movement that will help transform the way things are.
Changing the system
We want to show that there are many others who agree with our vision. By first teaching medical students the theory behind nutrition and lifestyle medicine they can then be effective at advising their future patients.
Showing the evidence
We are using peer reviewed nutrition journals as a way of presenting the evidence – that nutrition and lifestyle can benefit our patients in drastic ways. We create Nutribites as a way of delivering this message. We share these regularly on our platforms with other scientific material.
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