Houston Medical Journal June 2017 - Page 7

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical . . . Journal . . . - . Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2017 Page 7 The teaching kitchen: Practical nutrition in action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE BY VICTOR S. SIERPINA, MD, ABFM, ABIHM, Director, Medical Student Education Program, WD and Laura Nell Nicholson Family Professor of Integrative Medicine, Professor, Family Medicine University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor and and MICHELLE SIERPINA, Ph.D., Founding Director UTMB Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Arts program. But also, they can be as simple as a hot plate and kitchen stove at Galveston Island’s St. Vincent’s Student Run corporate kitchens, and demonstration kitchens. Cafeteria and hospital kitchens can also serve as a teaching kitchen with Through the generous contributions of the Campbell Family Foundation, and a five-year grant from Dean Callender, UTMB’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has a demonstration cooking station with complete cooking supplies, utensils, blenders, mixers, and a commercial microwave. This has been used in public demonstrations, medical and dietetic student training, and research. ecall the old adage, “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, teach him to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” A leading-edge concept in professional and public health education is the evolution of teaching kitchens. What is a teaching kitchen? These can be big or small. They can be full professional training centers such as the Culinary Institute of America or Galveston Community College’s Culinary The purpose of teaching kitchens, in whatever format they take, is to bring the zest for food, eating, and, cooking together with practical, scientifically-based nutrition training. Health professions students taught to cook in a healthy way become better equipped to counsel patients effectively on how to improve their shopping, cooking, and eating habits. Free Clinic’s “Food for Thought” program. There are “pop-up” portable kitchens, some creative scheduling and little or no modification. In addition to those ac tivities for healthcare professionals, OLLI community senior members enjoy a wide array of nutrition and healthy lifestyle courses and seminars Please see INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE page 19 Do you have a true financial partner, or just another bank? As your true financial partner, Trustmark offers a $0 Down Payment mortgage program designed for both new and established physicians.** Visit trustmark.com/physicianmortgage to find out more. 945 Bunker Hill Road, Suite 200 | Houston, TX 77024 | 713.827.4240 Member FDIC *Primary residence purchase or refinance. 15-year fixed; 5/1, 7/1 and 10/1 ARM with 30-year amortization. ** Some restrictions apply. $0 down FIXED-RATE MORTGAGE* NO PMI REQUIRED