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A Review of Health Literacy and Its Relationship to Nutrition Education Journal Article


Authors: Gibbs, H. D.; Chapman-Novakofski, K.
Article Title: A Review of Health Literacy and Its Relationship to Nutrition Education
Abstract: Health literacy has emerged as a focus of increasing research in the medical literature, yet it has received little attention in the nutrition literature. Because nutrition practice is an important sector of the health care environment and reduced health literacy confers known health consequences, dietitians should be equipped with an understanding of how health literacy extends to nutritional care. Identification instruments that are available fail to provide an understanding of nutrition literacy. Nutrition literacy may include knowledge of nutrition principles and nutrition skills. Additional research into the development of appropriate nutrition literacy tools and their application is needed.
Journal Title: Topics in Clinical Nutrition
Volume: 27
Issue: 4
ISSN: 0883-5691
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2012
Start Page: 325
End Page: 333
Notes: Health literacy has emerged as a focus of increasing research in the medical literature, yet it has received little attention in the nutrition literature. Because nutrition practice is an important sector of the health care environment and reduced health literacy confers known health consequences, dietitians should be equipped with an understanding of how health literacy extends to nutritional care. Identification instruments that are available fail to provide an understanding of nutrition literacy. Nutrition literacy may include knowledge of nutrition principles and nutrition skills. Additional research into the development of appropriate nutrition literacy tools and their application is needed.
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