Nutrition Counseling

  • Warren A. Heffron
  • Phyllis B. Acosta


Nutrition counseling is a common part of the daily practice of family medicine. A review of patients seen in a university family practice center revealed that 50% of the patients should have had some form of nutrition counseling as interpreted by a nutritionist. In a large study of Virginia family practice patients, reported by Marsland et al.,1 patients with seven of the 20 most common problems seen should have had nutrition counseling.


Energy Intake Anorexia Nervosa Family Physician Human Milk Ideal Weight 
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  • Phyllis B. Acosta

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