Practice Guidance Toolkit

Nutrition Diagnosis


Sample PES Statements (problem, etiology, signs and symptoms using some NCP terminology)
These statements are provided as examples only, and will not apply to all individuals:
  • Overweight/obesity related to inability to sustain diet/lifestyle change, as evidenced by many previous attempts at weight loss with weight regain over the past five years. 
  • Excessive energy intake related to medications that increase appetite as evidenced by weight gain of 22.7 kg (20 lbs) since (name of medication)
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Last Updated: 2020-01-20