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The Nourish Program: An Innovative Model for Cooking, Gardening, and Clinical Care Skill Enhancement for Dietetics Students

Published:February 13, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2017.12.004
      Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) play a critical role in the continuum of chronic disease care as the population faces an ongoing obesity epidemic, and adherence to dietary recommendations remains low.
      • Banfield E.C.
      • Liu Y.
      • Davis J.S.
      • Chang S.
      • Frazier-Wood A.C.
      Poor adherence to US dietary guidelines for children and adolescents in the national health and nutrition examination survey population.
      • DiMaria-Ghalili R.A.
      • Mirtallo J.M.
      • Tobin B.W.
      • Hark L.
      • Van Horn L.
      • Palmer C.A.
      Challenges and opportunities for nutrition education and training in the health care professions: Intraprofessional and interprofessional call to action.

      Levi J, Segal L, Laurent RS, Rayburn J. The state of obesity 2014. Trust for America’s Heath and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; 2014. https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2014/rwjf414829. Accessed March 7, 2017.

      Diet has independent effects on diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, three major causes of death in the United States.
      • Freeland-Graves J.H.
      • Nitzke S.
      Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: Total diet approach to healthy eating.
      • Slawson D.L.
      • Fitzgerald N.
      • Morgan K.T.
      Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: The role of nutrition in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
      Diet is a vital part of a healthful lifestyle and may impact quality of life through its effect on energy balance and weight management.

      Levi J, Segal L, Laurent RS, Rayburn J. The state of obesity 2014. Trust for America’s Heath and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; 2014. https://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2014/rwjf414829. Accessed March 7, 2017.

      According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, primary prevention is the most effective and affordable method to prevent chronic disease, and dietary interventions positively impact health outcomes across the lifespan.
      • Slawson D.L.
      • Fitzgerald N.
      • Morgan K.T.
      Position of the academy of nutrition and dietetics: The role of nutrition in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
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        Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsVol. 119Issue 7
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          In the article “The Nourish Program: An Innovative Model for Cooking, Gardening, and Clinical Care Skill Enhancement for Dietetics Students,” published in the February 2019 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2019;119(2):199-203), the authors would like to note the following addition to the end of the Author Contributions paragraph on page 203: “J. W. McWhorter and M. Raber contributed equally to this manuscript.” The online version of the article has been updated to reflect this change.
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