Nutrition in Pain Management: Adequate Nutrition is a Basic Premise of Good Health and Pain Relief (SIG)
Current Chair/Board Champion: Robert Bonakdar, MD
Co-chair: Nancy Cotter, MD
Number of Members: 41
Goals of SIG in 2017:
- A potential “nutrition toolkit” may be a goal for this SIG—a compilation of ways a clinic could bring nutrition education to its patients.
- Participants will gather handouts, demonstrations, and other materials, and post them online so that pain clinicians can easily provide point-of-care resources
Focus of Meeting:
- This group discussed how to make nutrition interventions in the pain clinic feasible, especially when access and coverage may not be ideal.
- Participants noted several novel programs, including the use of subsidized farmers’ markets, educational “field trips” to supermarkets, and an anti-inflammatory diet cooking class.
Next Steps/Meeting/Conference Call:
Teleconferences, followed by online discussions and postings to a list serve
Contact for More Information:
Email Robert Bonakdar, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Join this SIG:
Email Whitney O’Donnell at email@example.com