Helen H. Cappuccino, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery
, will be teaching a new class called “Culinary Medicine,” which exposes medical school
students to ideas about how food can be as important as medicine in healing. The students will learn about healthy meal preparation and about food that can help prevent, or moderate, obesity, cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. “We will also discuss fad diets, supplements, and teach the student doctors about how difficult it can be (and costly) to eat healthy foods, and to work with their patients to identify strategies to eat in a healthier way,” says Cappuccino.