Title

Performing nutrition assessment remotely via telehealth

Publication Date

6-8-2021

Document Type

Article

Department

Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

Disciplines

Human and Clinical Nutrition | Telemedicine

Publication Title

Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Abstract

Performing nutrition assessment remotely via telehealth is a topic of significant interest given the global pandemic in 2020 that has necessitated physical distancing and virtual communications. This review presents an evidence-based approach to conducting nutrition assessments remotely. The authors present suggestions for adaptations that can be used to perform a remote nutrition-focused physical exam. Direct-to-consumer technologies that can be used in remote nutrition assessment are discussed and compared. Practice tips for conducting a telehealth visit are also presented. The aim of this publication is to provide interdisciplinary clinicians a set of guidelines and best practices for performing nutrition assessments in the era of telehealth.

Keywords

direct-to-consumer, e-nutrition, nutrition assessment, nutrition-focused physical examination, physical assessment, remote consultation, technology, telehealth, telenutrition, wearable electronic devices

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