Student Doctors Take Fight Against Illness into the Kitchen

VIDEO: With food and health closely linked, medical schools are now taking a deeper dive into the culinary world. Our John Garcia shows you why a group of pediatric residents are not just learning about nutrition, but also learning some tricks of the trade.

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Doctors In The Kitchen Learn ‘Food As Medicine’

The medical community is trying all kinds of methods to beat back childhood obesity and related health problems like diabetes. One San Antonio hospital is putting doctors in the kitchen to try and make a difference. Fresh vegetables on the chopping block, shredded, baked chicken on the plate, and advice from cooking experts. That’s what you’ll find at the new teaching kitchen at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. It’s called Culinary Health Education for Families, or CHEF for short. “While a lot of people have a lot of different hobbies and passions, everybody eats,” said E.B. Ghazali, MD. He’s a second-year Baylor College of Medicine pediatric resident. Ghazali is one of the first physicians to train in this kitchen designed by the Culinary Institute of America.

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How the Children’s Hospital is Revolutionizing Health Care with Food

Dr. Mark Gilger, pediatrician-in-chief of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (CHofSA) walked into one of the country’s leading children’s hospitals and straight into a McDonald’s fast food restaurant. Most of us are happy to indulge in a Big Mac from time to time, but “super size me” is the opposite message we want to give to hospital attendees in a county where 13% of the population has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and 30% of high school students are classified as obese. “Not in my hospital,” Dr. Gilger said.

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Revolutionizing Local Medicine with Nutrition Education

Thanks to the Goldsbury Foundation and Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, there is a new revolution in medical care. Maria Palma, chef and program director of Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF), led an exercise Friday morning that is not the sort of thing most physicians experience when attending a medical conference.

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