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Letters Prioritising nutrition education in medical school

Dietitians’ advice is evidence based and scientific

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 20 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k650
  1. Mary Hall, dietitian
  1. Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Trust, Cambridge CB21 5EF, UK
  1. mary.hall{at}

As a dietitian I completely agree with Womersley and Ripullone that medical students should have more nutrition education to become more effective at giving lifestyle advice.1

But I disagree that “dietary interventions are considered to be outside of the evidence base, unscientifically ‘fluffy,’ and the domain of dietitians rather …

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