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Lisa Hark, PhD, RD is a renowned family nutrition expert with over 20 years of experience in nutrition counseling and promoting the benefits of healthy eating in children and adults. As Director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia for the past 18 years, she is a leading nutrition educator of medical students and doctors. She is currently Project Director for the Cultural Competence Health Disparities Training Program”, a five-year grant funded by the NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Recently, she was the host for season one of the new television series "Honey, We're Killing the Kids", which airs on TLC. Dr. Hark is the editor-in-chief of numerous books including Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach (Blackwell Publishing), which is now in its 3rd edition and used in many medical schools, physician assistant, nursing and dietetic programs in the US and around the world. In 2004, she edited Cardiovascular Nutrition: Disease Management and Prevention (American Dietetic Association). In 2005 and 2006 she co-authored Nutrition For Life and The Whole Grain Miracle Diet (DK Publishing). Her current book, The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care, (Blackwell Publishing), will be released in 2007 and is aimed at primary care clinicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nutritionists.
Darwin Deen, MD, MS
Lisa Hark, PhD, RD
Clinicians and patients agree that primary care office visits should include routine nutrition assessment and counseling. But how do you fit it into an already crowded consultation? And what is the most up-to-date advice?
With The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care, Drs. Deen and Hark provide the necessary tools. This comprehensive overview of nutrition answers your questions on:
• Nutrition as Preventive Medicine
• Nutrition through the Lifecycle
• Improving Health by Changing Diet and Lifestyle Behaviors
• Vitamins, Minerals, Dietary Supplements, and the Alternative
• Successful Changes to the Environment
This timely paperback contains everything the primary care clinician needs to counsel patients on diet and lifestyle issues. Keep it close at hand for the frequent consultation it is sure to receive.
Dr. Darwin Deen is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on nutrition. Currently Professor of Clinical, Family and Social Medicine and Director of Medical Student Education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he has trained a generation of physicians on the connection between nutrition and health. He has played a leading role in revising medical school curricula to incorporate nutrition training. An award-winning teacher and noted author, he serves as Chair of the Task Force on Medical Nutrition Education of the American College of Nutrition and co-chairs the Group on Nutrition of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. His years of experience as a family physician make him perfectly suited to advise clinicians on counseling their patients on diet and lifestyle.
Dr. Lisa Hark is a renowned family nutrition expert, with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition counseling and promoting the benefits of healthy eating in children and adults. As Director of the Nutrition Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she developed a model medical school curriculum and textbook, Medical Nutrition and Disease, which has become one of the most widely used texts in nutrition education. She was given the Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education award from the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Hark was also the host of the TV show, “Honey, We’re Killing the Kids,” which airs on TLC, and is a widely sought after speaker who communicates nutrition concepts effectively to health professionals, patients, and the media.
The book begins by discussing fundamental concepts in nutrition assessment, giving readers a solid framework from which to approach subsequent chapters. Section Two focuses on nutrition from a lifespan perspective, organizing information by the issues most pertinent to patients at different stages of life. Section Three presents nutrition counselling across clinical care settings ranging from cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, and gastroenterology to caring for the obese patient.
Each chapter includes essential information distilled in quick-access tabular format and clinical scenarios that apply key concepts discussed to real-world examples. Ideal for both in-training and qualified advanced practice nurses, The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is an essential tool for assessing, managing, and treating nutrition-related conditions, as well as promoting nutritional health for all patients.
This activity has been approved for 35 nursing continuing education contact hours through the Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Department of Nursing Provider Unit, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, itself an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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