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A Nutrition Information Guide

Watch Simone talk about the importance of accurate health and nutrition information, and what you can do to determine if a source of nutrition information can be trusted.

Watch Simone talk about the importance of accurate health and nutrition information, and what you can do to determine if a source of nutrition information can be trusted.

Nutrition Information: Points to Consider

  • Have you followed nutrition advice from the internet?
  • If so, how did you choose which advice to follow?
  • What evidence or credentials were you given?

Accurate Health and Nutrition Information Matters

To further explore the importance of accurate health and nutrition information, consider reading the abstract for Protecting the Value of Medical Science in the Age of Social Media and “Fake News”, which suggests researchers disclose dietary preferences/advocacies just like they would a financial conflict of interest (COI), for instance, if an author follows a vegan diet, gluten free diet etc.

This article is included to help demonstrate some of the research in this area, but we do not expect you to purchase a subscription to read the full paper. Hopefully, just reading the summary provided in the free abstract will be sufficient for those that are wanting to know more about these study.

Learn How to Use Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice

At a time when food and nutrition information is at an all-time high, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about food based recommendations for health.

Monash University has developed a set of courses for healthcare professionals (including GPs, nurses and midwives) that will improve your knowledge of nutrition and health topics, and give you practical skills for providing simple nutrition and food based advice to patients.

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