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Primary Care Nutrition Training Program

The importance of nutritional counseling in the primary care setting is well established, in particular when managing chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. Yet most physicians report inadequate training in nutrition, and as a result, many do not address their patients’ nutritional issues.

The Primary Care Nutrition Training Program is modeled after a program designed by the New York City department of health and is designed to do two things:

  1. provide a basic course in general nutrition to the entire office staff 
  2. provide instruction and practical tools on how to communicate this knowledge to patients.

For more information, contact Ellen Gillespie, RD; 517-841-6914

Nutrition Handouts for Patients

The following are handouts available to be given to your patients who would like more information about healthy eating. Topics include: healthy eating on a budget, grocery shopping, dining out, choosing healthy fats, reducing sodium; increasing fruit, vegetable and whole grain intake; nutrition for athletes, and many more. If you are unable to find a handout that meets the specific need of a patient, please contact Ellen Gillespie, RD; 517-841-6914.