Now is the time to act on nutrition in medical education

Nutrition is a fundamental tenet of good health, and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the need for urgent attention to ensuring sustainable food systems and access to nutrition care.1 This perspective article presents critical actions required for the legitimate incorporation of evidence-based nutrition concepts in medical education programs, including:

  • to cultivate a shift in medical education principles to embrace health promotion and disease prevention, including nutrition;
  • to identify the essential nutrition knowledge and skills required in medical education programs; and
  • to revise accreditation standards to include a mandated framework of minimum nutrition standards to underpin preventive care and treatment of disease.

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