Diet is a key component of a healthy lifestyle and has been identified as the single most significant risk factor for morbidity and mortality in the US. However, relatively little time in traditional primary care practice is focused on helping patients build skills necessary to make lasting, healthful dietary changes. Reasons for this include inadequate nutrition education in health professional programs, limited time with patients during clinic visits, issues around reimbursement for lifestyle interventions, and difficulty for patients in translating nutrition recommendations into healthy eating behaviors. Culinary medicine is an approach to nutrition education that highlights building practical cooking skills and engaging the senses while teaching about nutrition and practicing healthy dietary behaviors. In this session, we highlight several strategies to reform primary care by incorporating culinary medicine in a variety of primary care practice settings for patients of all income levels.


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Mon, 22 Oct 2018


3:30pm - 4:30pm