Did you know that the Australian Government believes general practice is the ideal place to promote healthy eating? (you can read more here). But alarmingly, less than 7% of general practice consultations involve any mention of nutrition. This is a huge problem.
Since 2015 I have been leading my research team in developing and testing ways to help GPs and nurses discuss nutrition with patients in general practice consultations. We have produced “NutriCare” – a FREE practice support bundle that uses evidence-based, non-controversial nutrition messages to help GPs and nurses feel confident with nutrition and raise this important topic with patients. This video provides a brief overview:
NutriCare is already being used by over 200 GPs and nurses in Australia. It has been praised for its feasible, supportive approach and has been used by 6 Primary Health Networks in their support provided to general practice clinics.
Please contact Dr Lauren Ball for more information.