The Future of Medicine is Food

February 17, 2016

Cooking up culinary medicine at 16 medical schools teaching doctors in training to cook while simultaneously attending classes. This article from Quartz details the effort to teach future medical practitioners how to instruct others in food preparation skills which will help them hold conversations about food with their patients. "This is about the practical aspects of nutrition." 

Student partcipants and clients alike report positive changes in key health indicators like total cholesterol and frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption as a result of participation. Founders and supporters say this is nothing short of "a revolution" in the way doctors will help reverse the national trend of obesity and diet-related illness. Their goal is teach community members to go home and cook which the evidence shows improves health outcomes. Read more about the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine here