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


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 healthy. 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? Nicholls culinary department head Chef John Kozar and assistant professor Chef Don Kasten answer LSU student's questions. Image Source: Nicholls State University 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 [...]