Children’s Hospital teaching kids to cook, eat well

By Richard A. Marini
San Antonio Express-News
April 12, 2017

Uziel Lopez couldn’t help himself. The 7-year-old and his mother, Sandra, were making a strawberry spinach salad when the orange wedges he was ad-libbing into the bowl apparently became too tempting. So he popped one in his mouth.

Lopez and his mom, along with several other families, were in the teaching kitchen just off the main lobby at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. The group was part of an ongoing program at the hospital designed to teach participants to think about eating as more than something to do to pass the time while watching the latest episode of “The Bachelor.”

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New York Times – When the Prescription is a Recipe

by Donna De La Cruz
New York Times
Aug. 9, 2017

The doctor’s office is moving into the kitchen.

After years of telling patients to skip junk food and prepare homemade meals, a growing number of doctors and medical groups are now going a step further and teaching them how to cook. Some are building teaching kitchens or creating food pantries right next to their practices. Others are prescribing culinary education programs in hopes of improving their patients’ nutrition and overall health. Some medical schools have even introduced culinary curriculums to train more doctors to talk to patients about food.

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