Students enrolled in this program complete a total of 24 hours of in-class culinary practice, are able to attend seminars focused on a variety of clinical interests, and teach free cooking classes to the public in order to enhance their learning process and get involved with the community. These free classes are extremely popular within the community and offer recipes that are affordable to those with low-income, thus helping them manage their time, budget their money, and learn how to cook healthy and inexpensive meals.
This program is not only being adopted by multiple medical schools throughout the country, but it may be reforming the way current healthcare is structured. “In five years, your doctor might prescribe you a cooking class, and healthcare companies will pay for that,” says Sarris.
Healthy cooking is becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the country as a form of preventative care. This means that patients who make their diet a priority will be able to better fight disease in a more affordable and enjoyable way.
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