New nutrition resource available for general practice
is a simple, low-cost intervention that supports patients, GPs and Practice Nurses raise
the topic of nutrition during consultations. It uses evidence-based, non-controversial nutrition
messages to help GPs and nurses feel confident with nutrition and raise this
important topic with patients. NutriCare was made available through research funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
has six components:
- A text
message sent on the day of the consultation, reminding patients, in
simple language, that their GP/PN cares about their diet.
- A nutrition
fact sheet that patients will receive from the medical receptionist on
arrival at the clinic.
- A video in the waiting room encouraging patients to raise the
topic of nutrition with their GP/PN during their consultation.
For GPs and Practice Nurses:
- Two desk cards that showcase questions they can ask to raise
the topic of nutrition during consultations.
- A poster about nutrition on the wall in their consultation
room that displays the same two messages in the nutrition fact sheet for
- A video shown in a clinic staff meeting that presents other
GPs and PNs role modelling discussing nutrition with patients.
Lauren Ball from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland has led a team
over the last four years, through her NHMRC Research Fellowship.
Researcher backgrounds include general practice, medicine, nursing, nutrition
& dietetics, public health, epidemiology, statistics and health economics.
to access NutriCare?
is available for FREE with GP clinics around Australia. Please
contact Dr Lauren Ball directly to access and for
To access NutriCare in your practice, contact Dr Lauren Bell by clicking here.
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