To help address the need for a dedicated nutrition- and lifestyle-specific training in evidence-based nutrition practice, Texas A&M and other institutions will present two free half-day Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice online workshops.
“Evidence-based nutrition practice emphasizes the best available data from human studies for health outcomes that are important to patients and the public,” said Bradley Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Nutrition and Texas A&M School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Johnston will be a presenter during the Feb. 10 workshop.
The workshops will be presented through Texas A&M Continuing and Professional Education and will be held from 10 a.m.-2p.m. on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. To register for the workshops, go to https://tx.ag/EBNPworkshop.
Workshop instruction will be provided by renowned teachers and experts in evidence-based practice from various universities in addition to Texas A&M. Other participating universities include including McMaster University, Duke University, University of California-Irvine, Case Western Reserve University, University of Oxford, and others.
About the nutrition workshops
The workshops will include presentations on evidence-based practice, followed by interactive activities to help improve understanding of core concepts in epidemiology, biostatistics and value, as well as decision-making in clinical and public health nutrition practice.
While useful to healthcare professionals across various disciplines, examples and activities in the workshop generally center around the nutrition and lifestyle literature for managing cardio-metabolic diseases.
“Having knowledge and skills in evidence-based nutrition practice is vital to making informed decisions that can have an impact on people and policy,” Johnston said.