Nutrition & Preventative Healthcare Training
CCI Training Center’s Medical Assistant program in Dallas and Arlington includes nutrition and weight management training for very good reason: nutrition is essential to preventive healthcare and demand for medical assistants with these skills will continue to increase.
According to the National Center for Disease Control (CDC), poor nutrition contributes to many chronic health conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, mouth and throat diseases, widespread obesity, and some cancers. The best and most cost-effective way to fight these conditions is by preventing them or reversing them before medical intervention is necessary. By improving the diets of patients, nutrition plays an important role in preventive medicine.
Better nutrition isn’t just about preventing or reversing poor health; it can also enhance the lives of healthy people. Good nutrition advice and diet regimes can help both professional and casual athletes enhance their performance and see better weight loss or muscle-building results.
Training in diet planning and nutrition will make you a great prospect as a medical assistant. You’ll be able to speak confidently with patients about improving their eating habits to improve their health. This training can also be built on with further education to pursue a range of careers including:
- Certified Nutritionist
- Certified Nutritional Consultant
- Licensed Nutritionist
- Registered Dietitian