For most of us our relationship to food is more than meeting caloric needs. It can be emotional, social, medicinal, health promoting or impeding. For some food is joyous and others torture. For all of us however, eating is our fuel, foundation and prescription to health. As a medical provider, it is important to learn and develop straight-forward and effective strategies on how to incorporate nutrition into your patients visit. Some key considerations when discussing a patient’s nutritional needs and diet as well as methods for promoting change are included below.

To learn more about which questions to ask when evaluating dietary intake as well as how to decide on the right diet for your patient and how to begin incorporating nutrition into your everyday practice, stream the 2015 Integrative Healthcare Symposium recording, Nutrition In Your Everyday Practice with Ben Kligler MD, MPH and Jaime Schehr ND, RD, CDN.