Doctor's Food Project

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
-Henry Ford

 

 

Out of the 116 medical schools in America, 68 have no requirement for nutrition classes. The remaining schools require just an average of two credits, basically one course, about nutrition. -John La Puma, M.D.

Join us for a special CME event planned in collaboration with Swedish Medical Center in January, 2017 in Seattle, WA.

The Pediatric Metabolic Health and Nutrition Summit is a two-day, immersive, regional symposium designed to illustrate the connection between what a child eats and the metabolic consequences that will often last a lifetime. Through interactive round-table panels, didactic lectures and demonstrations, an international faculty of experts will present basic nutrition science, describe the prevalence of metabolic disease and its’ causes, debunk key nutrition myths that misinform and prevent progress, discuss best practices, and provide community-based solutions that healthcare providers can implement in their practices.

This course is designed for physicians and all allied health professionals who care for pediatric patients in the Western United States, specifically in the following specialties: Pediatrics and Pediatric Subspecialties, Gastroenterology, Bariatric Medicine and Family Medicine.  REGISTER HERE


We know that just a few doctors standing up on important issues related to diet and nutrition isn’t enough.  This is the Doctor’s Food Project - a network of doctors who all make a pledge to join forces, share research, and to help our patients get beyond the propaganda and smoke and mirrors put up by irresponsible members of the food and beverage industry.

When Dr. John Yudkin outlined some of the key scientific issues surrounding added sugar in the human diet in his 1972 book Pure, White and Deadly, he questioned whether there was any causal link at all between fat and heart disease. After all, he said, we had been eating substances like butter for centuries, while sugar, had, up until the 1850s, been something of a rare treat for most people. "If only a small fraction of what we know about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive," he wrote, "that material would promptly be banned." Dr. Yudkin’s work and his words were prophetic - the food industry was successful in undermining and discrediting his work, and decades went by while millions suffered and died from diet related disease associate with excess sugar consumption.

This time around, there are thousands of doctors leading the charge, and we want you to be among them. There are initiatives at many hospitals to make changes that improve the nutritional landscape. Food can be an essential aspect of medicine.

Click here to join our network of doctors. And, please let us know about your efforts.