Editorial: Introduction to Special Issue on Nutrition Education: Theory and Practice

Ann Gaba§
City University of New York School of Public Health, Hunter College, New York 10034, USA

© Ann Gaba; 2015 Licensee Bentham Open

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# Guest Editor


A historical perspective on the education and training of dietetics students from the 1940s was recently presented in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [1]. This history showed the development of training methods and practices as the profession evolved. Another recent paper in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition [2] described the need for nutrition education across disciplines in health professions, both to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and to address the growing needs of the public for information and guidance. These papers clearly show that nutrition education has been important in the past, and will continue to be so into the future