Department of Nutrition Student Projects

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Submission Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Nutrition Science (MS)

First Mentor

Dr. Anne Davis


culinary medicine, nutrition, family medicine, residency, counseling


Culinary medicine is gaining recognition as an essential component of healthcare, aiming to integrate food and nutrition into medical practice for managing chronic diseases. However, there is a significant gap in nutrition education within medical schools and residency programs, leaving healthcare professionals ill-equipped to address patients' dietary concerns. This proposal presents a comprehensive longitudinal curriculum blueprint for culinary medicine tailored to family medicine residents. The curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, collaborative cooking opportunities, and practical counseling techniques to empower residents in addressing nutrition-related diseases effectively. Through a structured approach and innovative educational strategies, this initiative aims to enhance resident proficiency and interest in nutrition, ultimately transforming primary care by prioritizing nutrition as a fundamental aspect of patient care.