Beyond Nutrition Knowledge and Tools—What Do Pediatric Providers Really Need?

Jill L. Kaar, Janice L. Hanson, Sara A. Caskey, Sheilah Jimenez, Lindsey Lane, Nancy F. Krebs, Darcy A. Thompson

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Nutrition counseling continues to be a concern for pediatric providers. This study aimed to extend the understanding of the perceptions of pediatric providers regarding nutrition care. Individual semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted using a purposive sampling technique. Interviews were conducted in-person or via telephone, recorded, and transcribed. Seven themes emerged from the data and these can be used as a “how to” for medical educators. Based on the experiences and perspectives of the pediatric providers in our study, we are moving forward with the systematic development of a curriculum to improve nutrition care and counseling in pediatrics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Science Educator
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 15 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Counseling
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Residency education

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