Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada: nutrition and women's health.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • It is the position of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and Dietitians of Canada (DC) that women have specific nutritional needs and vulnerabilities and, as such, are at unique risk for various nutrition-related diseases and conditions. Therefore, the ADA and the DC strongly support research, health promotion activities, health services, and advocacy efforts that will enable women to adopt desirable nutrition practices for optimal health. Women are at risk for numerous chronic diseases and conditions that affect the duration and quality of their lives. Although women's health-related issues are multifaceted, nutrition has been shown to influence significantly the risk of chronic disease and to assist in maintaining optimal health status. Dietetics professionals strongly support research, health promotion activities, health services, and advocacy efforts that will enable women to adopt desirable nutrition practices for optimal health.
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Aged, Canada, Chronic Disease, Dietetics, Feeding Behavior, Female, Health Promotion, Humans, Life Style, Middle Aged, Nutrition Disorders, Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Primary Prevention, Societies, United States, Women's Health
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    Author List

  • American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada
  • Start Page

  • 984
  • End Page

  • 1001
  • Volume

  • 104
  • Issue

  • 6