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.

Texas Public Radio – by Wendy Rigby