Spectrum Health partners with Diet ID, strengthening commitment to the use of food as medicine

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In line with the AHA guidelines to prioritize diet in the healthcare setting, Spectrum Health chooses Diet ID’s innovative digital diet assessment to help expand its Lifestyle Medicine program.

The central role of diet in lifelong health was highlighted this past month when the American Heart Association called for an accurate dietary assessment tool that would allow healthcare providers to quickly understand key diet information about their patients. Now more than ever, leaders in medicine and healthcare are understanding that diet plays a crucial role in predicting as well as managing a patient’s health outcomes.

Spectrum Health, one of the largest integrated health systems in the Midwest, has answered the American Health Association’s call for dietary assessment tools in healthcare with their newly announced partnership with Diet ID. As part of the launch, Spectrum Health will provide its lifestyle medicine practitioners with Diet ID’s digital, image-based assessment tool. Diet ID will be the latest in an impressive array of tools that Spectrum Health uses to understand the role that diet can play in improving health and preventing serious chronic health concerns. Practitioners can use Diet ID’s rapid evaluation to provide comprehensive, personalized nutrition and lifestyle plans to patients.

Diet ID’s founder and CEO, Dr. David Katz commented, “We’re proud to be added to the broad offerings of Spectrum Health, which has long demonstrated its commitment to innovation in the service of health promotion.” Spectrum Health’s Director of Lifestyle Medicine, Leanne Mauriello, Ph.D., commented, that “We’re excited to leverage such an innovative, reliable, and most importantly, easy way for patients to assess and monitor their diet quality as they engage in our culinary and lifestyle medicine programs. Dietary assessments historically have been long and burdensome for patients to complete. Diet ID removes the friction and makes it easy, fast and even fun for individuals to assess their diet quality. Additionally, many of our programs are delivered exclusively or partially via digital and virtual modalities, so a digital diet assessment is the perfect complement.”

As leaders in culinary medicine, Spectrum Health is home to one of the most innovative and largest Culinary Medicine Programs in the country, and it is no stranger to the idea of improving diet to improve overall health. In fact, its new lifestyle medicine practice is located in a community teaching kitchen. Diet ID and Spectrum Health share a common goal in trying to increase the education and accessibility of healthy lifestyle choices, a goal the two will work towards together beginning in September.

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