Speaker: Shannon Galyean, PhD, RDN, LD
Culinary medicine is a new evidence-based field in medicine that blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine. It is traditionally taught to medical students and clinical professionals who will then impart this knowledge about healthy cooking to improve the dietary habits of their patients. Culinary medicine can also be taught directly to individuals who do not know what to eat to manage their chronic condition nutritionally. Culinary medicine empowers people with chronic conditions to care for themselves by preparing and eating high-quality foods that help prevent and treat disease and restore wellness.