Nutrition and obesity care in multidisciplinary primary care settings in Ontario, Canada: Short duration of visits and complex health problems perceived as barriers


  • Nutrition was perceived to be an important topic when discussing weight.
  • Primary care providers perceived their knowledge in nutrition to be suboptimal.
  • Access to allied health professionals facilitated referrals.
  • Electronic Medical Records facilitated obesity management and communication.
  • Lack of time and increase in multimorbidities hindered preventive care.