Nutrition in Pharmacy Practice

  • $60.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $180.00 incl. GST for non-members

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Poor nutrition is a leading cause of health loss in New Zealand, contributing to many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and many cancers. This On Demand presentation will explores opportunities for pharmacists to play a key role in supporting individuals and communities with healthy dietary shifts, answering questions such as:

  • What factors influence reliable, equitable access to healthy food?
  • Why is nutrition an emerging priority for pharmacists?
  • How can pharmacists incorporate nutrition support within community or hospital settings?

In this learning module, participants will gain access to practical tools and learn about key messages from the recently updated NZ Eating and Activity Guidelines, including the need to promote both healthy and environmentally sustainable eating patterns, in a way that is socioculturally acceptable and economically accessible for all.

About this learning module;

This learning consists of a presentation on demand, supplementary resources, discussion points and a reflective template to help you use this education to improve everyday practice.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 2 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

This course is not formally assessed.

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -

Presented By - Hannah O’Malley

Hannah is a registered pharmacist and Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner (ASLM) based in Nelson. In addition to her pharmacy qualifications (BPharm, PG Cert Clinical Pharmacy), Hannah also has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from e-Cornell and founded The Better Base in 2018 to provide tools and support to help more people eat healthy, sustainable foods. She enjoys working with others to advocate for better food policies and raise awareness of lifestyle medicine as a first line treatment, before or alongside medication.

Learning objectives

On completion of this learning module, participants will -

  1. Be able to broadly describe the relative impact of dietary risks on health loss in New Zealand
  2. Recognise basic links between food, human health and environmental health
  3. Identify the role pharmacists can play in promoting healthy nutrition
  4. Apply key references and guidelines to develop healthy eating messages for individuals and communities
  5. Define Lifestyle Medicine and discuss how it can be applied in a clinical pharmacy setting
  6. Identify resources to support patients with healthier eating patterns
  7. Identify ways to develop further skills in nutrition and lifestyle medicine

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