Using Culinary Medicine, we instead focus on how to: prepare delicious foods, simply, inexpensively, and quickly.
The nutrition lessons begin stealthily, meaning that the focus is on learning techniques to prepare delicious, craveable food. Only after the students are hooked by the smells, sounds, colors, and flavors of the cuisine—tasted while sitting around a table with others who worked together to prepare the meal—do the nutrition and counseling lessons emerge and take root.
First-year medical students are cooking alongside Rutgers nutritional sciences students to gain a better understanding of the role food can play in treating patients. Professors at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School believe requiring a class in culinary medicine will produce better doctors