To improve patient diets, the doctor is in … the kitchen

Special Correspondent Allison Aubrey, NPR News Reports

More and more doctors are using the kitchen as a place to prescribe a powerful medicine: healthy food. With poor diets linked to many deaths from preventable diseases, research has found that changing diet and becoming active can be more effective than medication in preventing disease.

“The idea that you can bring doctors and other health care professionals into the kitchen to teach people that changing their diets can actually help them prevent disease is starting to catch on.

…some 500 doctors and health professionals recently got a crash course in how to build food and nutrition into their medical practices. They spent four days sauteeing, slicing and tasting.”

Learn more about this growing trend at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/improve-patient-diets-doctor-kitchen/#