Innovative Partnerships: Education That Bridges Cultures to Develop Globally Fluent Dietitians and Nutritionists

Joanna Cummings, Erin Bergquist, Laurene Boateng, Chandavone Phoxay, DIane Stadler

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Abstract

Nearly every country in the world faces a dual burden of nutrition-related diseases. Increased prevalence of these conditions is especially concerning in least developed countries. Training local health care professionals to administer medical nutrition therapy and apply behavior change counseling in hospital and community settings will reduce nutrition-related disease burden. We describe strategies used by Iowa State University and Oregon Health & Science University and their partners in Ghana, Africa, and Lao People's Democratic Republic, Southeast Asia, to build professional capacity in clinical and community nutrition interventions and provide US-based dietetic interns and graduate students experience in the international nutrition sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-80
Number of pages14
JournalTopics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • clinical dietetics
  • community nutrition
  • dietetic interns
  • education
  • global partnership
  • international
  • least developed country
  • malnutrition
  • medical nutrition therapy
  • nutrition
  • research
  • underserved populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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