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Holiday Eating Tips? You’ve Got This!

Holidays can be challenging for those who want to maintain their weight. Don’t let available holiday treats detract from overall healthy eating goals – yours or your patients! AAPA asked the PA Foundation’s Nutrition Outreach Fellows to share their best tips and tactics.
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5 Tips for Better Patient Nutrition Counseling

PAs are in a unique position to be leaders in nutrition management on behalf of their patients. Addressing nutrition in sensitive ways can have a significant impact on patients’ health. Here are five tips for PAs as they counsel patients on nutrition.
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Unlocking the Value of Nutrition in Your Practice

Abbott Nutrition recently cited PAs’ important role in nutrition care and in supporting healthcare metrics and key performance indicators that are critical for patient health. Matthew Wright, MS, PA-C, RD, commented on the research, nutrition care upon hospitalization and discharge, and calls to action for PAs.
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PA Foundation Announces Nutrition Outreach Fellows

The PA Foundation recently selected 40 PAs from across the country to be a part of the new Nutrition Outreach Fellowship. Through the fellowship, PAs will receive special training and resources on nutrition to both enhance their clinical practice and to give back to their healthcare peers and the community at large.
Darrin Cottle

Optimize Nutrition to Support a Healthy Immune System

Although primary care PA Darrin Cottle, PA-C, RD, is not actively treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, he spends lots of time counseling patients about the virus when he sees them in his clinical practice. They discuss testing, how long to quarantine, use of masks, and how to support a healthy immune system.
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Hit the Reset Button Part 3: Healthy Eating in 2019

What do three PAs who have experience and expertise in counseling patients on healthy eating suggest following a holiday season of over-indulgent eating and drinking? In this third in a series of three articles, read their suggestions on how to hit the reset button.