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Many people suffer from health conditions that may be affected directly by diet and nutrition including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, iron deficiency anemia, obesity, coronary artery disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Education of providers and patients alike may help decrease the prevalence of these health issues and their sequalae. The St. Albans Community has slightly poorer health and nutrition when compared to the entire state of Vermont. Patients in an outpatient primary care clinic in St. Albans, VT were provided with a survey that would assess:

The patient’s confidence in their nutritional skills and knowledge

Their willingness to go to a nutrition appointment Their preference in who would provide the nutritional education to them Results from the survey were used to attempt to understand some of the driving forces for poor nutrition.

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Northwestern Medical Center


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Human and Clinical Nutrition | Medical Education | Primary Care

Assessing the Need and Desire for Nutritional Education