medical model vs. population health model

Medical Model Population Health Model Geared toward a clinically-oriented system   Studies the effects any given health ailment   Changes the way society and the individual interact   Individuals engage in guided self-managed care Places the fault with the individual   Assumes that there is something wrong with people who consume too much sodium and …

a history of the development of the food pyramid and dietary guidelines in the United States

Throughout the 20th century, the food mantra of the United States changed from 'eat more'  to 'eat less'. The 'eat more' mentality (1890s-1960s) was in response to widespread disease caused by nutritional deficiencies and the eat less (1960s- present) is in response to the dramatic increase in chronic disease brought about by unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles. …