Course Detail
Course Components:
This introductory course will teach students the basics of evidence-based nutrition as it relates to the real world problem of food. We will go beyond macro and micronutrients to understand how nutrition translates into meals and reasonable patient advise such as what, when, where, and why to eat certain foods. Classes will take place in a cooking kitchen once a week for eight weeks where students will prepare and enjoy meals while discussing the science of nutrition and how to apply that to patient discussions. The long-germ goal of this course is to be inter-disciplinary. Graduate level nutrition students will function as Teaching Assistants. Online curriculum will be delivered prior to each hands-on session using the Tulane Culinary curriculum designed for medical students. This course will be open to medical students of all years and provide one credit hour towards graduation.