Nutrition science is currently viewed as part of healthcare, in a separate silo Nutrition science is currently not fully integrated into medicine. Food safety, malnutrition, access and quality issues, chronic conditions and obesity are all components of nutritional health, nutritional health is not viewed as a specialty partner with everyday presence. Additionally, research on nutrition is unorganized and lacking.
Research and healthcare delivery of nutrition has the opportunity to transform. Global governance takes initiative on many access, safety and quality initiatives, and these can partner with medicine to deliver better health. Nutrition can become a part of everyday health assessments and conversations, allied health and nutritionists can become widely available in primary care and research can organize for basic, cellular and translational nutrition insight.
Medicine must bring nutrition science into scope, not just by way of clinician advisory but through true medical specialty inclusion. From the office to the bedside, from cellular to clinical research, nutrition science must become part of everyday medicine. Nutritional research must plan for the best designs in effort for optimal healthcare impact.