Houston Medical Journal June 2017 - Page 19

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical . . . Journal . . . - . Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2017 Page 19 INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE and community settings.  continued from page 7 Our mission is to enable early adopters to learn about each other’s facilities and educational programs, to develop best practices for reproducing and scaling various models and programs, and to explore the creation of a research network to assess the clinical, behavioral, and financial impact of recommended best practices.” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . developed and presented by experts from Texas A&M’s AgriLife, UTMB’s Department of Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine faculty and fellows, as well as interns on rotation from UTMB graduate school of Metabolism and Nutrition. Teaching kitchens can help individuals and groups learn that healthy foods and healthy cooking need not be complex or out of reach of the average family. Corporations like Google even include model teaching kitchens as an employee benefit recognizing the benefits of such training on employee health and fitness, morale, and lowered group insurance costs. They also use them to attract and retain a happy, healthy workforce in a highly competitive hiring environment. Progressive hospitals and clinics are now To read more about this organization, go to their website: http://www.tkcollaborative. org/home/ Her