Transcript: Medical Associations Oppose Bill to Mandate Nutrition Training
Given the fact that “7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases.” Given that diet is a major factor. Given how inadequate nutrition instruction is in medical school, a California bill was introduced mandating physicians anytime before January 1st 2017 get, 12 hours of nutrition training. That was obviously too radical, so the bill was amended. How about, 7 hours? Who could possibly argue that doctors shouldn't get 7 hours of nutrition?
So the California Medical Association was opposed to mandating 7 hours of nutrition training for doctors, what about the California Orthopedic Association?
Frankly that didn’t surprise me; surgeons are not known for their passion for prevention. What about the California Academy of Family Physicians though? Surely they’re in favor of a few hours every 4 years on nutrition for family docs.
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