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Nutrition Practices in the Health Care Industry: Identifying Barriers, Innovative Programs, and a Call to Nurses

Date

April 2021

Location

Online

Description

Preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and certain cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. Healthcare providers have an opportunity to mitigate these numbers through nutrition and lifestyle interventions. However, there are barriers present that prevent the healthcare industry from providing, and patients from receiving, such care. These include a lack of nutritional training for healthcare professionals, issues with insurance reimbursement for nutritional interventions, and challenges to facilitating behavioral change in patients. The challenges associated with nutrition education for incoming health care professionals are outlined followed by current innovative practices that promote sustainable lifestyle changes. Goals and possible solutions are explored along with the need for further future evidence-based practice. Special attention is given to how nutrition and lifestyle interventions can be incorporated into the nursing process since nurses are regarded as frontline workers interacting with the public.

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Nutrition Practices in the Health Care Industry: Identifying Barriers, Innovative Programs, and a Call to Nurses

Online

Preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and certain cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. Healthcare providers have an opportunity to mitigate these numbers through nutrition and lifestyle interventions. However, there are barriers present that prevent the healthcare industry from providing, and patients from receiving, such care. These include a lack of nutritional training for healthcare professionals, issues with insurance reimbursement for nutritional interventions, and challenges to facilitating behavioral change in patients. The challenges associated with nutrition education for incoming health care professionals are outlined followed by current innovative practices that promote sustainable lifestyle changes. Goals and possible solutions are explored along with the need for further future evidence-based practice. Special attention is given to how nutrition and lifestyle interventions can be incorporated into the nursing process since nurses are regarded as frontline workers interacting with the public.