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Introduction to Nutrition

This module was developed to help clinicians understand the core foundations of a healthy, well-balanced diet. While we consider individual nutritional components, or macronutrients (i.e. fats, carbohydrates, proteins, etc.) for teaching purposes, please remember that this approach is cumbersome and frustrating for patients to put into practice since foods do not consist of a single nutrient. When deciding which foods to eat, we must consider the whole food package, which may contain multiple macronutrients as well as other vital nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The information presented in this module generally applies to healthy patients; those with chronic conditions such as coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus or inflammatory bowel disease may need customized... Show More
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Melissa Brown
Melissa Brown (Faculty)
4 years ago

 A well done module on basic nutrition topics covering the macronutrients as well as specific information on glycemic index, dietary fiber and different types of fats.  The addition of practical tips, information on popular diets and weight loss plans and the emphasis on the whole food when counselling a patient are positives.  The information is presented in a simple and clear manner with a logical flow as the learner progresses through the module. It was very user friendly and easy to navigate. One confusion I have is who the actual target audience is?  The initial listing is for college gen ed but once inside the module it appears to be for medical residents as well.  The level of difficulty is ideal for the former but may be too simplistic for the latter.  

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