Med Students Learn to Prescribe ‘Culinary Medicine’ Healthy Recipes to Patients

Culinary Medicine

Purpose of the New Culinary Medicine Course for Medical Students

LSU Health launched a pilot ‘culinary medicine’ course for its medical students. It includes dietitian lectures and field trips to help students learn how to eat healthily. The goal is to soon include dietary modifications in future medical exams.

In other words… someday, healthy recipes may be prescribed by physicians along with medicines.

Sounds interesting?

Well, this is no ordinary med school course. It’s a very intense, two-week class where students learn about nutrition for various patients and conditions, such as:

  • Elderly
  • Pregnant Women
  • Athletes
  • Diabetics
  • Chronic Illnesses
  • Religious Food Choices
  • Spiritual Food Choices

During class time, LSU Health medical students take field trips to hospital cafeteria services, cardiac rehabs and grocery stores. They also spend time in the kitchen preparing and taste-testing healthy foods and snacks.

Doctors spend a lot of time advising their patients to change their diets. But, according to LSU Health administrators, it’s important that physicians provide patients with a list of ingredients to help make their favorite dishes healthier.

LSU Health wants to give its med school students the tools they need to provide these lists to their patients. They’re training students to provide such lists during future medical exams and as parts of the prescriptions.

What do students say?

Third-year medical students at LSU Health are the first to take part in this pilot program. Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nichols State University currently provides the elective course.

Kelsey Lacourrege is an LSUHSC third-year student who said:

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Wouldn’t that be awesome?!!!

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