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I don’t usually sign petitions, but when I read How 1 Minute Can Change The Future Of American Health Care, I jumped at the chance.

For years, I have believed that doctors would better serve their patients with more focus on nutrition and fitness. Beyond suggesting patients eat vegetables and join a gym, doctors who possess the expertise to provide in-depth information on food that can prevent/treat or cause/worsen health issues could really influence lifestyle changes.

In my experience, many traditional medical practitioners are simply not well-versed in the subject. So I was not surprised to read there is data revealing that few residents and other clinicians are comfortable with managing their patients’ nutrition problems.

The ENRICH (Expanding Nutrition’s Role in Curricula and Healthcare Act) Act is intended to promote nutrition and physical activity training for doctors in medical school by establishing a grant program, according to MindBodyGreen.

If you have a minute and would like to support the integration of a comprehensive nutritional curriculum in medical schools to better educate doctors on how to prevent disorders rather than only treat them, then you may be interested in signing this petition.