About Health meets Food: the Culinary Medicine Program


Health meets Food

George Washington University is the primary partner for the Health meets Food curriculum, which was developed to change the dialogue between healthcare professionals and their patients about food and health. The programming is used by over 50 medical schools and hosptial based residency programs across the United States. Outstanding results have been documented showing positive outcomes in competencies around food and lifestyle interventions amongst medical students, nursing students, residents, and practicing healthcare providers.

GWU is home to global leaders in medicine, public health, research, advocacy, and policy with schools of Medicine and Health Sciences with health professional education programs in medicine, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and multiple research disciplines. Along with the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the GW School of Nursing, GW is ideally positioned to catalyze and lead the emerging discipline of Culinary Medicine.

As Culinary Medicine is increasingly integrated into medical and professional school curricula around the nation, there remains a tremendous need for academic leadership to catalyze its inclusion into health profession education, clinical and translational research, and as a vital component for reducing chronic disease and obesity in this country. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences provides that international leadership.

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